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Teacher turned actress feels pressure from state budget debates

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videoAshley Bratcher left teaching because she said she was forced to work three jobs to make ends meet. Now with film incentives still in the air... "Here we go again," Bratcher said. She's worried her new career might start presenting challenges that are all too familiar. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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NC budget talks remain slow on education, Medicaid

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North Carolina budget talks remain slow as House Republicans held a meeting with empty seats and Gov. Pat McCrory tried to keep pressure upon senators to ease back on their teacher pay proposal. Full story...
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McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it. Full story...
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State lawmaker says, "There's no value in" disclosing salaries with names

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videoOne North Carolina lawmaker doesn't want names attached to charter school salaries in the public record. The North Carolina House approved legislation that would block charter school to do that. Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg) sponsored the amendment in the charter school bill. Full story...
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NC House seeks average 5 percent teacher raises

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North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without having to give up any job protections in the budget proposal House Republicans have written. Full story...
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NC Senate Republicans defend budget choices

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North Carolina Senate Republicans are defending cuts proposed in their state government budget proposal to pay for teacher raises and for changes to Medicaid that reject Gov. Pat McCrory's reform plan. Full story...
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NC Senate offers big teacher raise for tenure loss

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North Carolina senators are offering veteran teachers a choice between a double-digit pay raise or keeping the job protections a court says lawmakers can't strip away. State senators on Wednesday announced their proposed budget will include pay raises of more than 10 percent for teachers who have earned career status after four years. Full story...
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McCrory pits teacher pay, film incentives during budget pitch

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videoAs the Short Session got under way, the governor stole the show unveiling his budget proposal that will be the focus of the Short Session. It included the much talked about raises for teachers and for state employees, as well as cuts to the university system. Full story...
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Teacher pay plan raises questions

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videoThe governor announced his plan for teacher pay raises at North Carolina A&T university this morning. Teachers we talked to say they're happy with any raise, of course, but the concern is about their long term plans. Full story...
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McCrory announces raise for teachers, other initiatives

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videoAt a press conference Wednesday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Gov. Pat McCrory announced major education initiatives that will include more money for teachers and state employees. Full story...
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NC official warns charters to release salaries

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The director of charter schools in North Carolina is warning the schools they could be punished if they refuse to release public records requests for salary information. Full story...
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NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears

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There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. OKs process to select top teachers

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School officials in New Hanover County now have a plan to select their top teachers under a new teacher tenure law. Full story...
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McCrory aide: Raising teacher pay to take years

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is responding to criticism about changes affecting public schools and teachers by saying it's listening and looking for ways to build statewide consensus. Full story...
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