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N.C. Public School Teacher Turnover Rate Declines In 2013-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 November 2014 05:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Fewer teachers left North Carolina public school classrooms in the 2013-14 school year than in the previous year, according to data released by the state Department of Public Instruction.

In 2013-14, 13,557 teachers left their local school districts resulting in an overall state turnover rate of 14.12 percent. This was down from the 14.33 percent reported in 2012-13. The turnover report reflects the time period from March 2013 to March 2014.

"A number of the reasons why teachers leave their district or the profession can be addressed by just giving their profession the respect it deserves. We have high expectations for teachers and their pay and classroom support need to reflect that," Atkinson said in a statement.

This year, the Republican-led legislature provided teachers with an average pay raise of 7 percent.

Local district turnover rates ranged from a high of 34.3 percent in Washington County to a low of 6 percent in Clay County.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 05:40
State Board of Education Task Force On Summative Assessment Meets Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 08:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education Task Force on Summative Assessment will meet Friday, Nov. 7, from 1 – 5 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room of the Education Building in downtown Raleigh.

 The Task Force will continue its orientation on state assessment issues including the academic standards review process, summative assessment models and district required assessment. The Task Force also will receive feedback on assessment from superintendent, local board of education, teacher and parent organizations.

The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. To listen, visit http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov and click on the live audio streams.

No Reportable Findings In Financial Statement Audit Of University Of North Carolina Hospitals At Chapel Hill PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 November 2014 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - An audit of the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill has resulted in no reportable findings from State Auditor Beth Wood's office.

"The results of our tests disclosed no deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting that we consider to be material weaknesses in relation to our audit scope or any instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under
Government Auditing Standards," wrote Wood in a transmittal letter to the General Assembly, Gov. Pat McCrory, and board  members of the UNC Health Care System.

The complete audit can be found at www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Financial/FIN-2014-6095.pdf

Global Ready Schools Subject Of Next Meeting On Global Education Strategy PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 November 2014 06:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's special committee devoted to ensuring North Carolina's students are ready to compete in a global economy will meet this week to discuss next steps in its plan.

The State Board of Education’s Special Committee on Global Education will meet Thursday .

The agenda includes an update on the implementation guidance for the digital global education teacher badge and information on the global ready schools designation timeline.

A discussion of the Global Schools Network and communication strategies surrounding global education activities also will be presented.

The meeting will be held in downtown Raleigh.

For additional information, contact Audrey Martin-McCoy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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