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Pay for some Texas teachers will top $100,000 in bid to aid poorer schools devastated by COVID-19

A new incentive program will increase pay for teachers facing some of the greatest challenges in helping students catch up from the pandemic. It relies on more than standardized test scores to measure performance.

Master teacher Adriana Abundis, a dual-language mathematics teacher, speaks with students at Lanier High School, located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country.  Abundis is also a 2021 finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year.

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