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Nancy Grasmick
Reward teachers for outcomes [Letter]

Providing incentives to our best teachers to instruct our students with the greatest needs will improve these children's education. Rewarding teachers for their exceptional efforts in improving outcomes for these students will help keep them in the classroom ("Time to talk tenure," Aug. 24). We already do that in Maryland. A teacher with the highest performance evaluation rating for classroom work can be assisted in the repayment of academic debt with a Nancy Grasmick Teacher Award. An individual must have taught in Maryland for at least two years in science, technology, engineering or math subjects or in a school where at least 75 percent of the students are enrolled in...

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