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Teacher Benchmark Pay Bill Passes Miss. House

JACKSON, Miss. – A bill giving teachers a potential pay raise over four years passed the Mississippi House Wednesday afternoon. It requires teachers to achieve three out of 22 benchmarks in order to receive more pay, up to $4,200. Some of those benchmarks include having a master’s degree, getting a recommendation by a principal, or having good attendance.

Democrats tried to amend the bill during the three hour debate Wednesday, removing benchmarks and increasing the pay raise to $5,000, but the vote fell short even though a similar bill passed last year in the House.

The bill now heads over to Senate. You can read the full bill HERE.

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