K-12 education (page 8)

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    Teacher Pay: How Much?

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) calculates teacher pay averages by February of each year.  Because NC DPI has not produced the official figure for the current school year, we use a salary estimate produced by analysts at the N.C. General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division.  The Social…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2018
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    Teacher Pay: Scope and Method

    Last year, North Carolina public schools employed over 100,000 full-time teachers.  As a point of comparison, the largest single employer in the state, the University of North Carolina system, has just over 74,000 employees. The most common methods for raising teacher pay are embedding experience-based increases in the state salary…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2018
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    Charter schools and college success

    Bruno Manno writes for the Washington Examiner about charter schools‘ efforts to help boost their students’ chances for success in college. Education is crucial to economic opportunity and social mobility, a vital pathway for individuals, especially low-income students, into the middle class. Veteran journalist Richard Whitmore documents how…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2018
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    N.C. district spends $1 million on school bus wash facility

    According to the Statesville Free News, Iredell-Statesville Schools approved $1 million to build a facility that would wash their fleet of buses. One taxpayer thinks that it’s not money well spent.    …
    Terry Stoops, October 24, 2018
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    PolitiFact sets the record straight on teacher pay (kinda)

    Read: NC Democrat blames Republicans for low teacher pay. Why his claim is misleading Unfortunately, the article does not say a word about increases in total compensation.  After all, employee benefits were a $2.8 billion expenditure in 2017 and have increased susbstantially since the Great Recession.  Moreover, there is…
    Terry Stoops, October 23, 2018
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    CJ reports: Wayne County school picked as second addition to Innovative School District

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports: Carver Heights Elementary in Goldsboro might be the next school to join the Innovative School District if the State Board of Education approves the recommendation. David Prickett, a spokesman for the ISD, confirmed Carver Heights was selected. The state education board will get the…
    Anna Manning, October 19, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Multiple groups have touted North Carolina’s strong economy and fiscal health in recent years. That didn’t stop the libertarian Cato Institute from assigning Gov. Roy Cooper a grade of F in a recent fiscal report card. Cato’s Chris Edwards explains why Cooper earns poor marks in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that a Wayne County school has been chosen to join the state’s Innovation School District. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal reminds politicians that they can’t turn the clock back to the immediate post-World War II era.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018