Aug 28 2007

Graham Announces Nearly $2 Million to Improve Teacher Pay in Florence and Laurens

WASHINGTON-  U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced three partnering school districts-- Florence School District 1, Florence School District 3, and Laurens School District 56-- will receive a $1,950,250 grant to implement a performance-based compensation system for teachers and principals.

The districts will use the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) model designed by the Milken Foundation.  This grant will allow TAP to be implemented in six high-need schools.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.