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Leadership--Principal/SchoolCompensation and Diversified Pay
 What States Are Doing
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Current salary schedules may not be adequately compensating for the roles, responsibilities and time commitment of school leadership positions. Well-qualified teachers who are certified in educational administration express concern that on a per-hour basis they are actually making a higher wage as a master teacher than as a principal. As a result, researchers and policymakers are beginning to explore innovative approaches to compensation for school and district leaders such as incentive pay, merit pay, performance pay, differentiated pay and career ladders.

This Issue Page provides literature, research, state policy examples and links to other sources of information on the compensation of school and district leaders.


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