The debate over education in North Carolina often revolves around how best to pay teachers. While lawmakers discuss options at the state level, local districts are already finding their own solutions.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is sending a note home today about its strategy: Project ADVANCE.
The Project will transform teacher compensation in the district. It revolves around competency, using a system of digital badges to signify the progress of teachers learning new skills through professional development. Based on these skills and success in the classroom, teachers will be able to make more money. Project ADVANCE will also give teachers opportunities for different roles with extra responsibilities that can yield higher salaries.