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Early educators’ salaries are going up in Washington, D.C.

As we blogged last month, the work of advocates led the D.C. Council to create a tax increase for individuals whose annual earnings exceed $250,000. Some $75 million of these new funds will support early educators’ salary increases.

The D.C. Council also created an Early Childhood Educator Equitable Compensation Task Force that was charged with how best to accomplish this goal.

As the D.C. Council explains on its website:

“We all know that educating our youngest children isn’t child’s play. Yet the professionals who tackle this challenging and essential work have long been profoundly under-compensated for what they do. At its most recent meeting, the Council took a significant first step towards addressing this long-time injustice, queuing up payments of $10,000 or more this year.”

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