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Schools have a growing gap in salaries

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - State officials agree that the growing salary gap between wealthy and poor school district is a problem.  But there is a wide variety of opinions on how to close that gap.

The chasm widened by more than $1,000 from seven years ago.  For the 2008-2009 school year, the gap between the highest and lowest paying districts was $23,394.

Officials say efforts to attract top teachers to impoverished areas has not worked enough to overcome the problems that come with the salary difference.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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