A technology proficiency plan drafted by the board of the Northwest Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas, would make the district's schools among the first in the country to freeze teacher salaries unless they demonstrate certain technology skills.

The board's draft mandates that within five years all teachers must complete three levels of technology proficiency, eventually learning advanced skills such as web-page building. At the end of five years, teachers who do not possess the required technology proficiencies would no longer be eligible for annual salary increases.

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