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COPY-Some Michigan teachers could get $1,600 bonuses

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - Some Michigan teachers could get $1,600 bonuses for their work aimed at raising student test scores, volunteering to tutor kids or developing training sessions for staff.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/HCpuga) Friday that the incentives are part of a broad approach to improve teaching. It's a key focus of the federal School Improvement Grant program that has invested in the nation's lowest-performing schools since 2009, including $83 million for 28 Michigan schools in 2010.

Nineteen of the schools were required to develop a teacher evaluation system that uses student growth data in a significant way.

Romulus Middle School in suburban Detroit is among those involved. District Superintendent Carl Weiss says he's hopeful the incentives will have some impact.

Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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