"Focus on Human Resources" piece on the new Portland Public Schools' teacher con
"Focus on Human Resources" piece on the new Portland Public Schools' teacher contract that ties salary increases to pursuit of professional development, classroom innovations, and contributions to the wider school community. The new contract removes the emphasis on length of employment and advanced degrees, relying instead on a new unit called the "contact hour," which can be earned through activities that don't automatically carry college credit. The contract might also make Portland more competitive in attracting quality teachers. The system will cost more to implement and could be affected by Gov. John Baldacci's proposed plan to consolidate school districts.
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Richardson, Whit, ""Focus on Human Resources" piece on the new Portland Public Schools' teacher con" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3992.