The list is long this week.
Common Core Commission Update:
October NC Common Core Commission Meeting Highlights – #ASRC
This Week’s Hot Take: Wake County Board of Ed attacks Parents on Common Core
More: Wake County Board of Ed Clueless on Common Core
Related: Wake Board of Ed gives Superintendent a raise; refuses to make goals list public
Three years into the five-year Project LIFT, which is working with more than $50 million in private donations to boost achievement in the West Charlotte High School zone, only one of the nine schools had more than half its students testing at grade level last year.
It would be nice for you to have included that when the Democrats controlled the General assembly, the step-pay increases for teachers were frozen by former Gov. Beverly Perdue. Those step-increases have now been restored. The General Assembly also increased entry level pay.
I’ve looked at the top 5 reasons for leaving for the last 17 years of Turnover reports. Not once in 17 years has pay been a top five reason.
North Carolina’s turnover report includes 28 line items. Of those 28 items, staying in NC to teach at another school was triple that leaving the state and the largest group with 3,082. Those leaving the state was 1,028…out of around 96,000 teachers.
By the way, over the last 3 years, the total number of teachers in NC has grown as well.
The next largest group on the list was teachers who retired with full benefits. That total was 1,755.
Yes, the number leaving to teach out of state has risen the last few years, but the number of teachers from out of state coming to NC has exceeded the number leaving. In other words, we are importing more than we are exporting.
For example in 2013-14, 734 left the state, 1,985 out of state teachers applied for NC licences to come teach in the state. That’s a net gain of 1,251.
#8 – Cumberland Cty: Wake teacher supplements hurt other districts
File this under: No one is ever happy. For crying out loud… districts set their own supplement rate.
#9 – What failed Jeb Bush Ed reforms will Horn bring back to fob off on NC this time?
Is this trip to Denver on the taxpayer dime?
#10 – State change increases number of low-performing schools
Looks like Wake County takes another hit:
“Changes made by North Carolina state legislators in defining low-performing schools have doubled the number of Wake County schools receiving that designation this year.”
NOT A HOME SCHOOL UPDATES
(Courtesy of Carolina Plott Hound)
- Teen arrested for making threats towards a school on Facebook
- Durham officer’s use of a stun gun on a student is questioned
- Gastonia teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student