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How to increase teacher pay by 130 percent with current budgets

As part of its “Opportunity Culture” initiative to help close achievement gaps and meet rising global education standards, Public Impact used financial analyses to show that redesigning teacher roles to allow them to reach more students could feasibly free up enough money to pay those teachers up to 130 percent more, the Huffington Post reports. The organization maintains that this spike in teacher pay can be accomplished within current budgets, and without increasing class sizes. Public Impact offers over 20 models for extending the reach of teachers, many of which entail redesigning jobs, utilizing technology or some combination thereof. A financial breakdown of three models in particular shows that when teachers reach more students, additional per-pupil funds become available to support those teachers’ work. This additional funding, minus new costs, can in turn be used for increased pay and other priorities, depending on the needs of each school…

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