Idaho teacher salaries increased by an average of 3.6 percent in 2017-18, the third year of the state’s five-year, $250 million plan to boost teacher pay, reports Idaho EdNews. That’s the largest increase since the passage of the 2015 “career ladder” salary law, according to an Idaho Education News analysis of State Department of Education data.
From a numbers aspect, the career ladder is performing as advertised, writes EdNews reporter Kevin Richert. It has boosted starting teacher salaries and has provided raises for teachers at the low end of the salary scale. But it’s too early to tell whether the career ladder is meeting its main objective: To help school districts and charter schools recruit teachers, and keep experienced and talented educators in the classroom. You can read Richert’s full report here.