teacher salary

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    Desperate NCAE fails to discredit average teacher salary figure

    In today’s News & Observer article, “Report says average NC teacher salary is nearly $54,000. But NCAE says that figure is ‘skewed,’” the leader of the N.C. Association of Educators questions an average teacher salary calculation that has used the same methodology for 17 years. But NCAE president Mark Jewell…
    Terry Stoops, March 7, 2019
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    N.C. average teacher salary makes big jump, reaches $53,975

    Hot off the presses from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction:                   The average jumped from $51,234 in 2017-18 to $53,975 in 2018-19.  That is a $2,741 or a 5.3 percent increase.
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2019
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    Teacher pay increases since 2015

    The Fiscal Research Division at the N.C. General Assembly tracks the history of state employee and teacher salary increases.  Here is a snippet of the teacher salary increases over the last five years:           It does not include increases for benefits, such as teacher…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 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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    “I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child”

    False. That is the Politifact North Carolina verdict of a claim made by a Stokes County school teacher on Facebook.  The post went viral, and even Governor Roy Cooper weighed in (apparently without verifying the information first).                 Politifact’s Paul…
    Terry Stoops, May 16, 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
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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