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NC House panel advances bill to give school social workers a pay raise

BY: - May 31, 2023

The North Carolina House Committee on K-12 Education advanced House Bill 762 Tuesday, which would reward certain school employees based on the amount of education they receive.  The Republican-sponsored bill would grant salary supplements to school social workers who have attained a master’s degree or higher. They would be eligible for the additional pay whether […]


Reports highlight need for lawmaker action on student mental health

BY: - February 18, 2022

The recently published annual report from the state’s Child Fatality Task Force details the increasing mental health needs faced by North Carolina’s children and outlines steps the state should take to promote the safety and well-being of children. A second report from the Hopeful Futures Campaign details the inadequacy of our state lawmakers’ response. The […]

Democrats seek $480M to hire psychologists, counselors and social workers to address pandemic trauma

BY: - May 27, 2020

Democrats in the North Carolina House and Senate filed companion bills Tuesday that would provide $480 million to school districts to hire more counselors, social workers and psychologists to address trauma caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. School mental health officials expect a greater number of students, teachers and other staff members will return to campuses needing their services. North Carolina’s school buildings have been closed since mid-March. […]