One example is a programme developed by the Dallas Independent School District, which eliminated seniority-based pay in order to reward its best-performing teachers, with some earning $80,000-90,000 a year.
Those star teachers who agree to teach in a high-needs school get an extra salary lift of $8,000-10,000.
The school district, with nearly 90% low-income students, has increased achievement across all grades and subjects by 13%.
Texas wants 60% of its high-school graduates to receive a certificate, two- or four-year degree by 2030, but currently less than half that number are achieving that aim.
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