Pathways Recommendation

Support incentives for effective teachers to stay in or move to disadvantaged, low-performing schools and early education programs. Survey high quality teachers and leaders currently working in high-poverty schools and programs and look at national incentive-based programs to determine what type of financial compensation and other, non-monetary incentives may influence their decisions to move to or stay in high-need schools and early education programs.

Pathways Action Map > Expectation 3: Education Action 3.13: Support Incentives to Ensure High Quality Educators in High Need Schools and Early Education Programs

Why This Matters

Having a high-quality teacher is the most important in-school factor when it comes to student learning. Schools and early education programs serving overburdened and under-resourced communities, particularly children of color and children living in rural areas, often face more teacher recruitment and retention challenges than other schools. Providing research-based incentives to address these issues supports teachers and helps to ensure students in high-need schools and early learning settings have consistent access to a quality education.

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