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Combination classes helping Pender Co. teacher shortage

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videoMulti-age classrooms are a new experience for some students and parents, but even though it's new to them it's nothing new to the school system. Pender county school South Topsail Elementary surprised one mom at open house telling her, her daughter would be with first and second graders in the same classroom. Full story...
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Brunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers

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videoBrunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers. Reps say they are in no rush to fill open positions. Full story...
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NC Senate send House bargain on teacher assistants

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The North Carolina Senate has offered solutions to end the General Assembly's three-month work session and fix a problem so more teacher assistants stay employed this fall. The House must decide whether to go along. Full story...
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Ashley High School teacher turnover 'average'

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videoTurns out, turnover at Ashley High School in Wilmington is higher than WWAY was originally told. However, the number is on par with other schools in the area. 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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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 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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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The teacher of teachers

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videoDonyell Roseboro is forever a teacher. Once in one classroom and now in many classrooms. She is our extraordinary person of the week. "I knew there were obstacles that would be presented to me," Donyell Roseboro said. "But I believe in people." Full story...
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NC leaders pledge more pay for new teachers; veteran teachers left waiting

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videoFor months north carolina teachers have been wearing Red for Ed. Today the governor and other top leaders promised more green for new teachers. The goal is to keep good young teachers in the classroom, but one local educator says the raise does not fix the problem with veteran teacher pay. Full story...
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Educators worry new teacher pay law could be divisive

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video Teachers identified as the top 25 percent will be eligible for a four-year contract and a $500 annual raise each of the four years. The catch is they must voluntarily give up their tenure. Full story...
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NC group urges teachers to reject contract offers

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A group representing North Carolina teachers plan to increase efforts this week to fight a state law that phases out more than 40 years of job protections in favor of employment contracts. Full story...
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NC budget director cites teacher pay in planning

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videoThe administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees. Full story...
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NC has fewer teachers and more students

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videoNorth Carolina schools are losing teachers and adding more students. New school data shows there were nearly 96,000 teachers in North Carolina working with more than 1.5 million students as of October. Full story...
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NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate

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videoDozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor. Full story...
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