City schools launch federal pilot program - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

City schools launch federal pilot program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Eighteen Memphis city schools are about to begin a pilot program that explores how teaching and school management work to help student perform better.

It's called the Effective Practice Incentive Community program.

Most of the funding comes from the federal Education Department and the program is in partnership with New Leaders for New Schools. The nonprofit group trains teachers to become principals in urban school districts.

Teachers and administrators will be paid between $1,000 and $15,000 to work with researchers and videographers who will record how schools work to boost student learning.

The criteria are different from the No Child Left Behind requirements in that the research looks at individual gains, rather than proficiency.

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