$18,000 bonus for teachers in struggling secondary schools

“Golden handcuffs” aimed at keeping British teachers in the most destitute areas

In an effort to close the achievement gap, teachers in Britain are being offered “golden handcuffs” to stay in secondary schools in the nation’s most destitute areas. An $18,000 bonus for three years of service is expected to be extended to about 6,000 teachers in 500 schools. The proposal comes on the heels of a report indicating that poor children remain educationally disadvantaged. The cost of the incentive will be split between government and participating schools.

The Guardian

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