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‘Not enough’: Teachers voice concerns over pay, student spending

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.

North Carolina teacher pay, student spending improved last year

An annual public school teacher pay and spending review shows North Carolina improving while still behind national averages for both.
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Gov. Cooper seeks $130M for school safety, mental health needs

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.

Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s detective assigned to school system

At the commission meeting Monday night, Brunswick County commissioners voted to amend a contract with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. 

Training, prestige important to attract school officers

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.

Students sue, say poor county’s school funds unfairly shared

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?

Pender students get hands on training in school shooting scenario

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?”

School psychologists concerned about staffing levels

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.
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Picture of broken chair drove donations of $44K in supplies for teacher

When an Oklahoma teacher revealed what the chairs in her classroom look like, she couldn't imagine how far one photo could go.

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