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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | January 30, 2014
The Baltimore Teachers Union announced Tuesday a tentative contract that would give city teachers a 1 percent raise every year until 2016 and revise a career ladder introduced in 2010 that allowed teachers to move up the pay ladder faster. According to the agreement, which can be viewed here,  teachers will receive an automatic 1 percent pay raise next month, in addition to 1 percent raises in July 2014 and July 2015. The union's health care also stays intact. Teachers are still eligible to earn more money by moving up four levels of career pathways -- standard, professional, model and lead -- as they accumulate credits called "achievement units.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Maryland officials awarded about $5 million in grants Monday to help industry-led groups launch worker training programs. The grants were made through the state's fledgling Employment Advancement Right Now — or EARN — initiative. Twenty-eight groups received an average of $179,000 each for partnerships in biotechnology, construction, health care, manufacturing and other fields. EARN's goal is to help employers deal with skills-gap problems and assist workers trying to get on a career ladder to good jobs.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2011
Baltimore City teachers were notified last week of their new career "paths" and salaries by the school system, one of the first developments of the landmark Baltimore Teachers Union contract ratified last fall that promised more opportunities for promotion and compensation in the district. City school officials said 6,915 teachers were placed on three new career paths: standard, professional and model. The majority of teachers — 70 percent — were placed in the professional pathway, meaning that they hold a master's degree; 26 percent were placed on the most basic pathway — standard, for those with a bachelor's degree.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Baltimore teachers voted Thursday to ratify a three-year contract that will give them annual raises of 1 percent and opportunities for promotion, but leaves uncertainty about evaluations and a career ladder that was introduced three years ago. Union officials said that more than 1,000 votes were cast, with the majority in favor of the contract. They said specific vote counts would only be released to members of the union. Marietta English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, said the pact "demonstrates Baltimore teachers' willingness to create incentives for boosting teacher and student performance.
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By DAN BERGER | May 15, 2000
OK, George, figure out how to get the Million Mom vote. Sheila Dixon needs her day job because City Council president (A) is not fultime; (B) pays to little; (C) is not fulfilling or (D) goes nowhere on the career ladder. Choose one. With the city closing closing Charles Street there's as easy way to Pennsylvania Station. They just aren't saying what it is. Rudy G. proved one again the New York is still the soap opera capital of the nation.
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By Dan Berger | January 12, 2000
New York's deputy top cop will become Baltimore's deputy top cop. There's a leap up the career ladder for you. Putting AOL, Time, CNN and Warner Bros. in one company is the biggest merger since the Soviet Union. Syria and Israel need a shepherd to lead them to the promised land, which is why they will return to Shepherdstown. Cheer up. Baltimore is searching for a new superintendent of public instruction.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Maryland officials awarded about $5 million in grants Monday to help industry-led groups launch worker training programs. The grants were made through the state's fledgling Employment Advancement Right Now — or EARN — initiative. Twenty-eight groups received an average of $179,000 each for partnerships in biotechnology, construction, health care, manufacturing and other fields. EARN's goal is to help employers deal with skills-gap problems and assist workers trying to get on a career ladder to good jobs.
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By Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
--A 2 percent, retroactive pay increase and a $1,500 stipend will take effect in this school year. --Pay in the last two years of the contract will be based on a yet-to-be-determined system that ties student performance to teacher evaluations. --Teachers will climb a four-tiered career ladder that will pay some more than $100,000 and encourage more pursuit of professional development and school-based leadership. --All schools will employ "school-based options" in the third year of the contract -- a plan under which 80 percent of teachers in a school could help set working conditions not outlined in the general contract, such as a longer workday or more planning time.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2011
Eight Baltimore city educators have been appointed to a committee that will hammer out critical details of part of the landmark Baltimore Teachers Union contract ratified last fall, city school officials said Thursday. The members, four representing the school system and four representing the union, will serve three-year terms on a joint governing panel, a committee established in the contract to develop criteria by which district teachers will be promoted and compensated. Appointed by the union are Kenya Campbell, LaBrina Hopkins, Yvette Turner and Tia Coutroupis, according to BTU spokeswoman Jessica Aldon.
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May 16, 2012
One hundred Baltimore city teachers have been labeled "model teachers" under the new Baltimore Teachers Union contract, the city school system announced last week, marking a milestone in the slow-paced implementation of the pact ratified in fall 2010. The teachers, who have undergone a grueling application process since last year, will receive a hefty pay increase of between $15,000 and $20,000 under the new contract, which is designed around pay-for-performance and a new career ladder.  The pinnacle of the career ladder is to become a "lead" teacher, and the contract stipulates that there will be only one in every school.
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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | January 30, 2014
The Baltimore Teachers Union announced Tuesday a tentative contract that would give city teachers a 1 percent raise every year until 2016 and revise a career ladder introduced in 2010 that allowed teachers to move up the pay ladder faster. According to the agreement, which can be viewed here,  teachers will receive an automatic 1 percent pay raise next month, in addition to 1 percent raises in July 2014 and July 2015. The union's health care also stays intact. Teachers are still eligible to earn more money by moving up four levels of career pathways -- standard, professional, model and lead -- as they accumulate credits called "achievement units.
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May 16, 2012
One hundred Baltimore city teachers have been labeled "model teachers" under the new Baltimore Teachers Union contract, the city school system announced last week, marking a milestone in the slow-paced implementation of the pact ratified in fall 2010. The teachers, who have undergone a grueling application process since last year, will receive a hefty pay increase of between $15,000 and $20,000 under the new contract, which is designed around pay-for-performance and a new career ladder.  The pinnacle of the career ladder is to become a "lead" teacher, and the contract stipulates that there will be only one in every school.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2011
Eight Baltimore city educators have been appointed to a committee that will hammer out critical details of part of the landmark Baltimore Teachers Union contract ratified last fall, city school officials said Thursday. The members, four representing the school system and four representing the union, will serve three-year terms on a joint governing panel, a committee established in the contract to develop criteria by which district teachers will be promoted and compensated. Appointed by the union are Kenya Campbell, LaBrina Hopkins, Yvette Turner and Tia Coutroupis, according to BTU spokeswoman Jessica Aldon.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2011
Baltimore City teachers were notified last week of their new career "paths" and salaries by the school system, one of the first developments of the landmark Baltimore Teachers Union contract ratified last fall that promised more opportunities for promotion and compensation in the district. City school officials said 6,915 teachers were placed on three new career paths: standard, professional and model. The majority of teachers — 70 percent — were placed in the professional pathway, meaning that they hold a master's degree; 26 percent were placed on the most basic pathway — standard, for those with a bachelor's degree.
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By Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2010
--A 2 percent, retroactive pay increase and a $1,500 stipend will take effect in this school year. --Pay in the last two years of the contract will be based on a yet-to-be-determined system that ties student performance to teacher evaluations. --Teachers will climb a four-tiered career ladder that will pay some more than $100,000 and encourage more pursuit of professional development and school-based leadership. --All schools will employ "school-based options" in the third year of the contract -- a plan under which 80 percent of teachers in a school could help set working conditions not outlined in the general contract, such as a longer workday or more planning time.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Baltimore teachers voted Thursday to ratify a three-year contract that will give them annual raises of 1 percent and opportunities for promotion, but leaves uncertainty about evaluations and a career ladder that was introduced three years ago. Union officials said that more than 1,000 votes were cast, with the majority in favor of the contract. They said specific vote counts would only be released to members of the union. Marietta English, president of the Baltimore Teachers Union, said the pact "demonstrates Baltimore teachers' willingness to create incentives for boosting teacher and student performance.
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