By Public Impact In the wake of Covid-19, the U.S. pre-K–12 education system needs more than a refresh. We need to think anew. In a new Public Impact brief, we recommend the means through federal policy to bring critical, effective instructional and emotional supports to millions of teachers and their students—for a price tag the country can […]
Of Course Money Matters, Now What?
Education Week, October, 14, 2019, by Rick Hess One of the more frustrating education debates of the past quarter century has been the debate about, as Gary Burtless’s Brookings volume put it back in 1996, Does Money Matter? I mean, it’s tough to think of anywhere else in American life where we’d even have that discussion. If […]
Opportunity Culture Dashboard Updates Data on Nationwide Initiative
EdNC, March 6, 2019 Public Impact, which created and leads the national Opportunity Culture initiative, updates the Opportunity Culture dashboard annually and today released the latest results from 2018–19, showing that student learning continues to benefit, and teachers want to keep and grow Opportunity Culture. The national Opportunity Culture initiative extends the reach of excellent teachers and […]
Bringing Indiana Teacher Pay, Prep Up to Snuff
How much does Indiana need to catch up to surrounding states on teacher pay? The short answer? $658.1 million—that’s the cost of bringing Indiana teacher pay to the regional median. In a thorough look at the teacher crisis in Indiana written by Public Impact’s Stephanie Dean, Stand for Children Indiana and Teach Plus make the […]
Addressing Indiana’s Quiet Teaching Crisis: A Sensible Blueprint for Progress
Report makes three key recommendations for smart policies to bring Indiana teacher pay to the regional median.
Rethinking the Teaching Profession
American Enterprise Institute, February 8, 2019, by Frederick M. Hess and Amy Cummings
Frustration with teacher pay is widespread. This is true even considering that school spending (per pupil, adjusted for inflation) has grown by more than 30 percent since 1992.
Indiana Teacher Pay is Lower than every neighboring state. Here’s how much it would take to fix that.
IndyStar, January 29, 2019, by Arike Herron
$658.1 million. That’s how much the study from two reform-minded education organizations found it would take to raise the average pay for Indiana teachers to compete with neighboring states. The study attempts to quantify the size of the problem in Indiana and make recommendations for how to fix it
The Price Tag for Making Teacher Salary Competitive in Indiana is $658 Million
Chalkbeat, January 29, 2019, by Stephanie Wang
Indiana is so far behind neighboring states in teacher compensation that it would cost an estimated $658 million to make salaries more competitive, according to a new report released Tuesday.
IPS Provides Opportunity for Teachers to Grow as Multi-Classroom Leader
RTV6, December 17, 2018, by Lauren Casey
Teacher retention is an issue plaguing many schools in our state, even right here in Marion County. So the biggest district in the state is taking a new approach to retaining their star teachers by offering them a new chance for professional development.
Career Paths and Pay in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Guide
This guide presents examples of career paths that make it possible for educators to reach more students with excellent teaching and earn more for it, within schools’ budgets.
Design for Impact: Designing a Residency Program for Long-Term Financial Sustainability
Report provides actionable guidance for designing financially sustainable teacher residency programs.
IPS Rewarding Exceptional Teachers
WTHR NBC, April 11, 2017, by Rich Van Wyk
Here’s an idea to improve schools and teachers. Pay exceptional teachers more money. Give them the responsibility of helping other teachers and keep them from quitting to take better paying jobs. Indianapolis Public schools is trying to do just that and getting recognition from the National Council on Teacher Quality.