In this journal article, Protik et al. examine behavioral responses to an incentive program that offers high-performing teachers in 10 school districts across the country $20,000 to transfer into the hardest-to-staff schools in those districts.
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Moving High-Performing Teachers: Implementation of Transfer Incentives in Seven DistrictsApr 30, 2012
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