The state should support differential pay for effective teaching in shortage and high-needs areas.
Tennessee supports differential pay, decided at the local level, whereby a teacher can earn additional compensation by teaching certain subjects or in a high-needs school. The state requires each school district to implement a differentiated pay plan, which may include pay based on hard-to-staff subjects or schools, criteria for which is determined at the local level.
Tennessee Code 49-3-306(h)
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