Teachers in high-performing schools could soon get a pay raise. That’s because state leaders are calling for the legislature to fund a teacher reward program it passed in 2014.
The program calls for A-level schools and those that increased a letter grade from the previous year to receive $100 per student to go toward salaries. B schools would get an extra $75 per student. The schools would receive the money as a lump sum and could then decide how to divide it among teachers and other staff.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (10:07) joins Derek and guest co-host Emma Kent on today’s episode to provide more details on the program. Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves had called for it to be included in next year’s state budget.
Also on today’s episode, Zack Orsborn (17:44) has an update on the sudden rise of the Tupelo-based rap group Rae Sremmurd. Zack discusses their hit “Black Beatles” that skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot in the Billboard Hot 100, with the help of the viral “Mannequin Challenge.” Zack also talks about the upcoming SremmFest, as well as his interview with Bernadette Walker, the mother of the two brothers who make up Rae Sremmurd.
M. Scott Morris (27:17) reviews the new Disney hit movie, “Moana,” and Derek (33:22) has the highlights of entertainment scene.