10/03/2006

Bonus Reading: Innovation & Incentives

Baltimore experiment curbs dropout rate USAT
The school, better known as Baltimore Talent Development High School, is on the cutting edge of a decade-long experiment to stem the nation's dropout crisis. In a city where an estimated four in 10 students graduate, principal Jeffrey Robinson counts just half a dozen students who have dropped out in the school's first two years.

Some Texas Schools Pass Up Bonuses
More than two dozen Texas schools have rejected state grants to set up a merit pay program for their teachers, deciding it was unfair to pit teacher against teacher in dividing up thousands of dollars in bonus money.

1 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

So how is this different from the zillion "it's a miracle!" education fad stories over the decades?

3:54 PM  

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