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Why Is NC Public School Forum Tweeting A 4 Year Old, Incorrect Statistic?

Why Is NC Public School Forum Tweeting A 4 Year Old, Incorrect Statistic?

The NC Public Schools Forum’s recent email newsletter had a set of education stats in it.

The claim is 52% of NC Public School teachers have a second job. There was no source for this statistic, so I asked them and found out not only was this four year old data they were pulling, but the table says 24%, not 52%.

KEEP READING…. Continue reading

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WRAL Report On Edgecombe Teacher Turnover Doesn’t Include Supplemental Pay Figures

A lengthy, well-written and detailed article at WRAL which covers the high teacher turnover rate in Edgecombe county mentions supplemental pay, but doesn’t give the figures.

These figures are important to understand why some counties might have higher turnover rates than others.

Here’s Edgecombe’s number of teachers (which also is the same number claiming the supplemental pay) and the average supplemental rates for the last five years: Continue reading

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Lt. Governor Dan Forest Lays Out NC Education Budget Increases, Teacher Pay [Video]

Lt. Governor Dan Forest lays out the education increases in the North Carolina 2016 budget, including raising teacher pay for the third year in a row.

WATCH: Continue reading

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A Couple of Education Notes In the Proposed #NCGA Budget

There are a few interesting education related nuggets from the proposed NCGA House Committee budget report.
Everything from Teacher pay to supporting the College Board’s monopoly on testing and curriculum through ‘bonuses’ to teachers. Continue reading

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News Observer’s Fact Check on Teacher Pay Misses A Big Point

The headline at News and Observer reads, Teacher pay above $50,000 still wouldn’t be NC’s best ever.

Oh, really? Let’s rate this claim. Continue reading

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10% Pay Increase For All Teachers! – #StuffAtkinsonSays

Last week, Dr. Atkinson jump started her relection campaign with a speech in front of the legislature’s House Select Committee on Education.

KEEP READING… #STUFFATKINSONSAYS Continue reading

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What They’re Saying About Education In NC – 11/20/15 – #NCED

A round up of education news in the state of North Carolina and beyond.

Highlights: Snowflakes attack at UNC, WCPSS fight video, CMS’s changing Enrollment numbers, NCAE double dip and follow the NC Ed Money. Continue reading

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