Detroit Evening Report: Detroit charter schools offering $100K salaries to qualified teachers

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The Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences is offering 18 certified educators a $100,000 salary for next school year as part of a new program to attract and retain qualified talent.

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The average teacher salary in Michigan is $64,000 and the starting salary is about $38,000.

The funding effort is in response to the educator shortage in Michigan and across the nation. Detroit Academy made their announcement during their “best in class” program launch to recruit candidates before the 2023-2024 school year.

The academy is looking for teachers who have five or more years of experience in the classroom as a lead teacher or teacher of record. Eligible applicants must also have a highly effective rating in the Michigan Online Education Certification System within two of the previous three years. Lastly, they must possess a valid Michigan teacher certification and demonstrate they made an impact on scholar outcomes, professionalism, commitment to equity, family and community engagement.

Interested teachers can apply at

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.