teacher pay (page 8)

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    NC adjusted teacher salary ranked 29th

    Byron Schlomach, the Director of the 1889 Institute, recently published a ranking of average teacher salaries adjusted for cost of living.  North Carolina’s average adjusted salary reached 29th. That said, do not put much stock in the beginning salary ranking.  Dr. Schlomach used figures from 2013, the year that…
    Terry Stoops, August 11, 2016
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    Never let a good lie go to waste

    There is always one. Anytime the mainstream media does a story about teacher recruitment, you can count on at least one school district official making claims about teacher pay that are not true. In an article published in the StarNews, Robin Meiers of the New Hanover County Schools human…
    Terry Stoops, July 15, 2016
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    Three people attend Virginia school system job fair in Raleigh

    In case you missed it, the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia held a job fair in the Triangle last week…and hardly anyone showed up.  WNCN reported, The Roanoke, Virginia public school system is holding a job fair in the Research Triangle Park in an effort to lure teachers.
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2016
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    A bunch of facts about the proposed teacher salary increase

    According to the Proposed Conference Committee Substitute for House Bill 1030 and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, Teachers will receive an average salary increase of 4.7 percent and no bonuses. Teachers will advance one step on the state salary schedule. Pay increases range from 2 percent for teachers…
    Terry Stoops, June 29, 2016
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    NCGA budget would put adjusted teacher pay 28th in nation

    Earlier this week, state budget writers announced that public school teachers would receive an average pay increase of 4.7 percent, which would boost average teacher pay to an estimated $50,186 per year. If that salary estimate were applied to the most recent National Education Association (NEA) rankings of…
    Terry Stoops, June 29, 2016
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    Teacher pay: Cost of living matters

    It is easy to look at average teacher salaries in other districts/states and conclude that teachers who receive a higher salary always live a comfortable life. But I recently discovered an article published in the The Mercury News shows how public school teachers in California’s Bay Area are priced…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2016
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    Republicans raised salaries; NCAE didn’t

    NC Association of Educators (NCAE) leaders continue to complain that the 10.3 percent average salary increase awarded to teachers by Republican legislators and Governor McCrory since 2013 is insufficient and even insulting. Yet, the North Carolina Staff Organization, which represent the NCAE’s unionized workforce, claims that NCAE staff…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2016
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    C’mon, Elon Poll people

    The latest Elon University Poll asked 621 North Carolina residents the following question: In general, do you think teachers in North Carolina K through 12 public schools are paid too much, too little, or about right. Predictably, 85 percent of the respondents said that teachers are paid “too little.”…
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2016