Signing bonuses seen as first step toward merit pay for Tenn. teachers

Tennessee is taking steps toward adopting a merit-pay system for teachers by first awarding bonuses to top teachers at five struggling schools in the Nashville area. Tentative plans set a deadline of 2014-15 for all school districts in the state to adopt new pay plans for teachers, which are not based on traditional measures, such as time of service and advanced degrees.

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