teacher pay (page 6)

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    Durham charters will be open for business on May 16

    While the Durham Public Schools (DPS) will be closed to participate in the May 16 teacher rally in Raleigh, the 6,500 or so children who attend Durham’s charter schools will be in class. In fact, one of the reasons why Durham charter schools have a hefty 16 percent market…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2018
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    AP: Teacher pay and cost of living

    Will AP Interactive hear complaints by the Left for adjusting NEA teacher pay averages for cost of living? Average salaries for teachers in 2017 are adjusted for the cost of living in each state, using the regional price parity index. https://t.co/TknUIxDqyD…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018
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    Talking about teacher pay

    Kris Nordstrom of the N.C. Justice Center spends a great deal of time and effort critiquing my cost-of-living adjustments to the average teacher pay figures released by the National Education Association (NEA) last week.  My very short blog post on the matter is hardly worth the effort. Regardless,…
    Terry Stoops, May 1, 2018
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    Adjusted teacher pay rank is 29th in the nation

    Earlier today, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual Rankings and Estimates report.  According to the report, North Carolina’s average teacher salary for 2018 ranked 39th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. But the NEA ranking does not adjust for cost of living.  When C2ER…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
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    NEA: NC 37th for teacher pay, 39th for per-pupil spending

    WRAL’s  Kelly Hinchcliffe reports, North Carolina ranks 37th in the nation for average teacher pay, according to estimates released Monday by the National Education Association. The ranking is an estimate and can be revised later based on updated data. Last year, NEA estimated that North Carolina was…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
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    Do Republicans and Democrats really agree on education issues?

    The latest High Point University Poll concludes that “NC Republicans and Democrats agree on education issues.”  That’s news to me. After an examination of the poll, I suspect the supposed agreement is a consequence of the pollsters’ decision to focus on benefits and not costs.  For example, Q: The…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2018
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    Average teacher salary in N.C. surges to $51,000+

    This week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget 2018.  The report indicates that the average base salary is now $51,214, an increase of $1,245 or 2 percent over the year before. It is important to recognize that the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2018
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    Is National Board Certification worth the investment?

    In a January 18 press release, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) proudly declared that NC Ranks 1st in National Board Certified Teachers. According to the release, nearly 21,500 teachers in North Carolina, 21.6 percent of the teacher workforce, have attained certification through the National Board for Professional…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2018