teacher pay (page 8)

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    NC average teacher pay increased significantly since 2014

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week.  Here is a graph detailing average teacher pay trends since 2003:…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2017
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    GoBankingRates uses WalletHub method of attracting web traffic

    GoBankingRates has a new “study” of average teacher salaries, titled “Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State.” Charleston South Carolina-based freelance writer Lia Sestric calculates North Carolina’s average as $43,587, even though the N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently reported that the average North Carolina teacher salary…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2017
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    Legislature’s fiscal research staff detail teacher pay increases

    According to the Fiscal Research Division of the N.C. General Assembly, Governor McCrory and state legislators have authorized the following average pay increases for teachers over the last four years: 2013-14: 0% 2014-15: 7% average 2015-16: 3.8% average with bonus and 2.2% without bonus 2016-17: 4.7% average Total (cumulative…
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2016
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    Performance pay produces gains

    A new study published by the U.S. Department of Education suggests that there is a relationship between performance pay and student test score gains. In “Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Impacts of Pay-for-Performance After Three Years,” researchers from Mathematica Policy Research examined the Teacher Incentive Fund…
    Terry Stoops, August 31, 2016
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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