But they won’t go to teachers in New York City, at least not yet.
From a press release:
Under the NYS Master Teacher program, high-performing secondary science and mathematics (STEM) teachers who make a commitment to mentor other teachers will receive $15,000 annually over four years. An initial group of 250 teachers will be selected from Mid-Hudson, North Country, Central New York and Western New York in Fall 2013; the program will launch in the remaining 6 regions in Spring 2014.
Math and science teachers will have to be rated “highly effective” on their Annual Professional Performance Review and have taught for four years to apply. Because New York City does not have an APPR plan, city teachers can’t apply — even though a city-based nonprofit, Math for America, developed and is helping to run the teacher training.