Money Helps Teachers
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Among the incentives provided by the bills Governor Gray Davis signed into law on Wednesday are programs designed to keep teachers from leaving low-performing schools for better paying jobs elsewhere.
Teachers who undergo testing and get certification by the National Board of Professional Teacher Standards will qualify for $10,000 in rewards. They also get another $20,000 if they agree to teach in low-performing schools for four years.
If performance on statewide tests improves significantly at those schools, teachers would be eligible for bonuses of between $5,000 and $25,000.
To find out how the new incentive plan could affect one local teacher, click on the video icon.
(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)