Charter School Educators Continue to Earn Financial Rewards through EPIC

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July 30, 2011 In four years, EPIC (Effective Practices Incentive Program) has awarded nearly $7 million to over 1,600 educators in 57 high-gain schools nationwide. Last year, 175 schools from 23 states and DC participated in the program. Previous winners from California include:

  • Camino Nuevo Harvard Campus
  • Synergy
  • Aspire Monarch Academy
  • Lighthouse Academy
  • LA Alliance Gertz-Ressler
  • LA Alliance William and Carol Ouchi High School
  • LA Alliance College Ready #4 High School
  • Aspire Centennial College Prep
  • KIPP LA College Prep
  • Stella Middle Charter Academy
  • Accelerated Charter Elementary School
  • Green Dot Animo Pat Brown Charter High School.

When schools win the award based on a value added analysis conducted by Mathematica, they receive individual incentive awards. This means all of the eligible teachers in a school receive awards ranging from $3,000-$4,000 each and school leaders receive awards ranging from $5,000-$12,000 each.

Eligibility requirements:

  • At least 30% of students must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
  • School must submit state test score data and demographic data for ALL students in mathematics and reading/language arts from the past three school years: 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11.
  • Minimum of 20 students with complete data across the entire school.
  • School is not currently participating in another TIF grant.
  • All incentive-winning staff must be willing to work with EPIC to identify and document their effective practices.
  • Applications are due to EPIC by Sept. 30, 2011 for a data stipend of $800 - $1,200 just for completing an application. Final deadline to participate is Oct. 31, 2011.

Apply today. Please email Laina Vlasnik Yip at or contact her at (646) 792-7868 for more information.

There are two upcoming orientation calls where you can learn more about the program and ask questions directly to the EPIC staff.

  • Tues. Aug 9 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Wed. Aug 17 10:00-11:00 a.m. PST

For either session, please RSVP to so you can get the conference call information and PowerPoint to accompany the call.