K-12 education (page 5)

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    Superintendent candidate claim: Walmart cashiers paid better than teachers

    In a Facebook post, Constance Lav Johnson, candidate for N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction, claims that “Walmart pays more and offers better benefits for cashiers.”                                       One person responded,…
    Terry Stoops, February 20, 2019
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    Not-so-secret master’s pay endgame: Full restoration of supplement

    Senate Bill 28 is a bipartisan bill that seeks to restore master’s pay for teachers who obtain their degree in the subject that they teach. It would require a $6.8 million appropriation, according to the fiscal note attached to the bill. Many supporters of Senate Bill 28 believe that the…
    Terry Stoops, February 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on first-day highlights from the N.C. State Board of Elections hearing into the 9th District congressional controversy. The Daily Journal notes that Gov. Roy Cooper and major media outlets responded differently to a recommendation that North Carolina add armed resource officers…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The newly formed N.C. State Board of Elections meets next week to discuss the investigation into absentee ballot irregularities in the disputed 9th District congressional race. Rick Henderson previews the meeting for Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops dissects North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. Jonah Goldberg of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
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    Guilford County Schools superintendent grateful N.C. legislature has increased public education funding

    Dr. Sharon Contreras, superintendent Guilford County Schools (GCS), testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor today. In her written testimony, she thanked the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly for increasing state appropriations for public schools.  She wrote, “I am grateful that the North Carolina state legislature has increased public education funding…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2019
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    Guilford County Schools’ chief of staff’s teacher pay claim questioned

    Today, the U.S. House Education & Labor Committee held a hearing, “Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America’s Students,” that included Dr. Sharon Contreras, the superintendent of Guilford County Schools (GCS). There was plenty of passionate debate during the committee meeting, but the…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that scheduling a special election for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District could be tricky. Dan Way reports on the field of candidates who could run to replace the late Walter Jones in the 3rd District. The Daily Journal explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    Has Durham Public Schools learned anything from parents who opt out?

    Here is a passage from a recent op-ed published in the News & Observer, Families choosing to not enroll in Durham Public Schools give us the important message that they don’t think their needs will be met. We need to listen to them and learn from that feedback — but…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2019