The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, released Rewarding Quality Teaching, a new research report that will inform the development and implementation of new teacher pay arrangements. There is nothing more important to learning than the quality of the teacher standing in front of the classroom. Thatís why a key element of the Education Revolution is a $550 million package to support and promote quality teaching. The research report investigates ways to maintain and improve the quality of the teaching workforce through recognition and reward. Rewarding Quality Teaching [attached] was accepted by the Ministerial Council in June and will form the basis of the reform of teacher remuneration arrangements in each State and Territory.