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Help Wanted: Open Jobs Across N.C. Include Principal, Teacher, Bus Driver, Day Care PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 April 2016 05:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Educators and allied experts looking for jobs in North Carolina school districts have plenty from which to choose.

A check of the Department of Public Instruction site shows 1,140 job listings. And that's not all that's available. The state site says not all districts post their jobs with the state.

This week, two job fairs will be held.

On Thursday, educators are encouraged to attend the Alamance-Burlington School System Job Fair in Mebane. The system is looking for Science, Exceptional Children, High School Education, Middle School Education, Teachers, Social Studies, Mathematics, Elementary Education, and English Language Arts.

On Saturday, an event will be held by Cumberland County Schools in Hope Mills. The posting says Cumberland is seeking Troops to Teachers, Science, Exceptional Children, Career and Technical Education, Teachers, Social Studies, Mathematics, Elementary Education, and English Language.

Gaston County English/Journalism Teacher Named 2016 Teacher of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 April 2016 05:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gaston County teacher Bobbie Cavnar is $7,500 richer after being named the Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.

Cavnar teachers English and Journalism at South Point High School in Gaston County. He succeeds Keana Triplett, an English teacher at Ashe County High School.
Cavnar has taught for 16 years, the last 12 at South Point High School. He came to North Carolina from Florida. He currently participates in the Gaston County Teacher Induction Program for Success where he trains incoming teachers in model classroom best practices.

He will receive the use of a state vehicle for one year, a one-year leased vehicle from Flow Automotive, LLC, the opportunity to attend a seminar at the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a mobile device from Lenovo valued at approximately $1,600, an engraved vase, a trip to the National Teacher of the Year Conference and International Space Camp, and the opportunity to travel abroad through an endowment sponsored by The Center for International Understanding.
Cavnar will also take a seat on the State Board of Education and NC Public School Forum board.

Cavnar earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education in 1999 from Florida State University and a master’s degree in English in 2012 from UNC-Charlotte.

Public Comment Sessions Begin April 13 on N.C. K-12 Education Plan for Every Student Succeeds Act PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Public comment sessions will begin next week as the Department of Public Instruction seeks comment on the development of the state’s plan for complying with the new federal education law, a re-authorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is federal education law. It replaces No Child Left Behind law. States are required to develop a plan to comply.

The state is seeking input on the following questions:

•  What are the public’s expectations from NC’s public schools?

•  What school characteristics are the most important?

•  How should school success be measured?

•  How does North Carolina ensure that all schools are successful?

•  How should North Carolina recognize and celebrate school success?

Sessions will be held from 4-6 p.m. Guests will be given up to 3 minutes to speak and must sign in by 4:15.


Wednesday, April 13 – Ashley High School, Wilmington

Thursday, April 21 – Green Hope High School, Cary

Tuesday, April 26 – Mallard Creed High School, Charlotte

Wednesday, April 27 – North Pitt High School, Bethel

Tuesday, May 17 – East Forsyth High School, Kernersville

Wednesday, May 18 – Charles D. Owen High School, Black Mountain

Gov. McCrory Outlines Teacher Pay Budget Priority: 5% Average Pay Raise, 3.5% Average Bonus PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory's budget outline for the new year includes raising average public school teacher pay by 5 percent, plus bonuses averaging 5 percent.

The governor announced his priorities Tuesday at his high school alma mater, Ragsdale High School in Guilford County.

The pay hike equates to more than $2,000 per teacher. The governor's spokesman said the plan would cost about $250 million per year.

Bonuses of 3.5 percent would be given to teachers and principals. The governor said veteran teachers with more than 24 years of service would see a $5,000 bonus. Cost estimates for the bonus plan sit at $165 million.

Legislators reconvene in Raleigh April 25. Adjusting the new fiscal year's budget is the No. 1 priority.

Read the plan at http://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-unveils-education-budget-priorities-ranging-teacher-pay-college


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