Topic: Teacher Compensation

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Teacher Compensation

SREB publishes data, analyzes policies and tracks state proposals for increases to K-12 teacher salaries.  In addition, we work to help states identify innovative compensation and incentive approaches and improve upon other key teacher workforce retention strategies.

Publication September 202010 pages

New Ideas in Teacher Compensation

Teachers are our most valuable asset in education—teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible.  As such, teachers’ compensation should better reflect their value to society and better match levels of other professionals.  

Publication April 20204 pages
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How Could States and Districts Improve Teacher Working Conditions?
Examples of Initiatives From Around the South

On average, 8% of teachers leave the profession each year, many citing poor working conditions. State policymakers can improve the environment for educators through early career induction, mentoring, professional learning, school leadership, tiered certification, career lattices and advanced teacher roles. This briefing offers specific examples from SREB states and three steps to consider.

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Proposed Teacher Salary Increases, 2020

Teacher salaries remain a key education issue across the country. Legislatures in many SREB states took action in 2019 to increase teacher salaries for the 2019-20 school year.

As of February 24, 2020, governors in seven SREB states have proposed teacher salary increases.