New contract will raise salaries of N.J. district’s teachers

August 14, 2019 | Chalkbeat Newark

Under a contract deal, Newark teachers will get annual raises and also will no longer be paid based in part on their students’ test scores, according to union documents released Tuesday.

Teachers and other union members will see their salaries increase by an average of about 3.1% per year under the new five-year contract, which still must be approved.

The contract eliminates provisions that tied teachers’ pay to their ratings, which are based on classroom observations and student test scores. Those pay-for-performance provisions were hailed as groundbreaking when they began in 2012 under a deal between the union and Newark’s state-appointed superintendent.

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