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A town hall for teachers talked about issues with pay and funding for supplies in North Carolina and local schools. The discussion came as several states are seeing teacher and staff walkouts.
An annual public school teacher pay and spending review shows North Carolina improving while still behind national averages for both.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday he'll soon ask legislators for an additional $130 million so public schools and colleges can make building safety improvements and for local districts to hire hundreds of additional school-based nurses, psychologists and police officers.
At the commission meeting Monday night, Brunswick County commissioners voted to amend a contract with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.
Putting more highly-qualified armed officers inside North Carolina schools to protect students requires more training and prestige, not simply the extra money to hire them, current and former law enforcement told state legislators Tuesday.
If local schools are so underfunded that children aren't getting a good shot at a sound, basic education, should county officials who control local tax dollars share some of the blame?
Students at Pender Early College High School were asked one important question from emergency responders. “If an active shooter were to come into the room, do you think you could get out of the room and survive?”
North Carolina school psychologists and guidance counselors say hiring more of them would help public schools identify students with mental health challenges sooner and reduce the possibility of serious violence.
When an Oklahoma teacher revealed what the chairs in her classroom look like, she couldn't imagine how far one photo could go.