Tag Archives: June Atkinson

#NCGA Does DPI’s Job Again With Bill On Background Checks [UPDATED]

Earlier this year, North Carolina received an “F” on our teacher screening process in a USA Today report.

Several years ago, and by several I mean SIX YEARS ago, the subject of performing background checks on teachers in North Carolina was suggested, a committee did some work on it and their results were promptly stuck in a drawer by NC Superintendent Atkinson.

KEEP READING… Continue reading

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Teacher shortage? How about 7,300 backlogged applications?

The narrative is we have a teacher shortage.

In February, Superintendent June Atkinson blamed the shortage on not enough teachers entering the profession.

The truth is we have 7,300 backlogged teacher licensing applications in this state. Continue reading

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Graduation Rates Get Scrutiny At NC State Board of Ed Retreat – #nced

In a report by Alex Granados at Education NC, video is included on a back and forth over graduation rates. Board member Collins questions that rate when you take into account low college ready proficiency rates.

Putting the question bluntly, what is the true or effective graduation rate when you take into account career and college readiness? Continue reading

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