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Incentives can work for public educators


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 17, 2012

~~<p>Allotting bonus money to reward exceptionally effective school principals is a worthy program to test in Hawaii schools, so it's encouraging to see a commitment to such an experiment from both the state Department of Education and the principals' union.</p>
<p>It is by no means a silver bullet. Current research does not support the notion that a bonus alone is enough to improve student achievement, which has to be the bottom-line goal of any educational system.</p>
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Allotting bonus money to reward exceptionally effective school principals is a worthy program to test in Hawaii schools, so it's encouraging to see a commitment to such an experiment from both the state Department of Education and the principals' union.

It is by no means a silver bullet. Current research does not support the notion that a bonus alone is enough to improve student achievement, which has to be the bottom-line goal of any educational system. Login for more...



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