Jim Simpkins

What Happens to Teacher Salaries During a Recession?

This study uses data from Seattle Public Schools to explore actual salary changes amidst rapid changes in economic context and the effect of the recession on teacher pay.

What Does Washington State Get for Its Investment in Bonuses for Board Certified Teachers?

Washington State is set to spend nearly $100 million in the next two years on pay bonuses for teachers who receive national board certification. This brief explores whether this investment makes a...

Washington State High Schools Pay Less for Math and Science Teachers than for Teachers in Other Subjects

In this brief, CRPE analysts find that most of Washington's largest districts spend less per math or science teacher than for teachers in other subjects.

Mar 23 2011

Seattle, WA - A $99 million teacher bonus program that Washington legislators designed to lure good teachers into high-poverty schools has not worked as intended, according to a new analysis from the University of Washington Bothell's Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Aug 18 2010

Seattle, WA - Despite the fact that Washington's Legislature and Governor last session passed a law (House Bill 2621) intending to accelerate the teaching and learning of math and science, the system is hardwired to do the opposite.