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    Will teachers’ post-retirement benefits break the bank?

    In Education Next, Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners and the editor of, writes, The escalating costs are poised to raise the profile of these post-employment health benefits. And the ensuing debate is sure to raise broader questions about what districts owe their retirees and…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2018
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    Retirement costs and teacher pay: West Virginia edition

    After nine days on the picket line, teachers in West Virginia are headed back to the classroom.  Gov. James Justice signed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that gives teachers the pay increase they demanded. Chad Alderman at the Teacher Pensions Blog points out that in West…
    Terry Stoops, March 8, 2018
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    Supplemental retirement plans in NC districts

    In a new NBER paper, “Supplemental Plan Offerings and Retirement Saving Choices: An Analysis of North Carolina School Districts,” Robert Clark, Emma Hanson, Melinda Sandler Morrill, and Aditi Pathak examine the use of supplemental retirement plans in 53 North Carolina districts. On average, one-third of school district employees contribute…
    Terry Stoops, July 20, 2015
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    County offers employees early retirement and expects to save over $1 million

    Buncombe County has offered early retirement to its employees as part of a plan to cut the county’s workforce and bring savings in the county’s budget in the future. Here are the highlights: County offered deal to 1,400 employees 131 employees have decided to retire early Each employee will receive…
    Sarah Curry, September 4, 2014