The state should support differential pay for effective teaching in shortage and high-needs areas.
Ohio supports differential pay by which a teacher can earn additional compensation by teaching certain subjects. The state has deemed special education, science and mathematics as subject shortage areas and funds a grant program for local districts that provides incentives to attract qualified teachers in these areas.
Ohio also supports differential pay for those teaching in high-needs schools. In order to receive one of the above-mentioned grants, the school must be deemed hard to staff, as defined by the Department of Education.
Ohio no longer offers an annual stipend to teachers who are National Board Certified.
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