New Mexico teachers can earn an extra $5,000 under a program by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration if they take jobs with struggling schools or increase the students passing advanced placement classes.
The governor announced details of the program on Wednesday, saying 100 teachers could earn a one-time stipend if they switch from a school with a grade of A or B grade to one with a D or F. The teacher must agree to stay for at least two years in the lower-performing school.
Incentives also will be available for 300 teachers of advanced placement classes who increase the number of high school students successfully completing the courses that allow them to earn college credit.
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