Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
July 30, 2019

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  • Beyond Averages: Exploring Why Teacher Salaries Vary (and Do Not Vary) in Kentucky

    Within Kentucky school districts, teacher salaries vary in predictable and transparent ways. Teacher education levels and years of experience predict salaries – by design (from Kentucky state statutes) and through decisions (from school board members in local districts). Over the past 20 years, numerous recommendations have called for salaries to vary based on additional factors, but these recommendations have so far not translated into substantial policy changes at the local level.