Teachers can earn $10K for sharing best practices

Posted March 28, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory says he plans to reward more than 400 teachers with bonuses in exchange for sharing their techniques.

The plan is called the Governor's Teacher Network. Teachers apply and those who are selected will serve for one year as content experts and facilitators. Apply for the Governor's Teacher Network

Those 450 teachers will get a bonus of $10,000 dollars each for sharing their best work with their colleagues. The money comes from a federal Race to The Top grant that is meant to improve teaching and learning in North Carolina.

The initiative comes at a time when the state’s entire teacher workforce has not seen a significant pay raise since 2008.

Teachers have until next month to apply and will know if they're selected by May 30. It's unclear whether the program will continue beyond next school year.

This report first appeared on WUNC/North Carolina Public Radio as part of their <a href="external_link-1">education coverage</a>.

Reema Khrais is the 2014 Fletcher Fellow focused on Education Policy Reporting. The Fletcher Fellowship is a partnership between WUNC
and UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication funded in part by the Fletcher Foundation.

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  • sisu Apr 2, 2014

    I'm wishing I'd had kids younger in life so they wouldn't have to be the victims of all this political junk. I wish teachers weren't being pitted against each other and they were back to being treated like professionals so they could just........ teach!