State teacher vacancies grew by nearly 50% last school year
On the first day of school in August, North Carolina’s public schools reported a 46% increase in teacher vacancies when compared to the previous year. A look-in on the 40th day showed a 58% jump in teacher vacancies. The data in a new report released Wednesday during the State Board of Education’s monthly meeting show […]
U.S. education secretary urges boost in teacher pay, touts college debt relief
First Lady Jill Biden will accompany Sec. Miguel Cardona to NC next week as part of "Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour" WASHINGTON — Amid K-12 teacher shortages, book bans and attacks over critical race theory, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona at a meeting with reporters on Wednesday stressed the need for higher salaries to attract prospective educators to the profession.
State education leaders advance new and controversial teacher compensation proposal
Superintendent Catherine Truitt denies plan would introduce "merit pay," but critics strongly disagree With just a few weeks left before the start of a new school year, districts are scrambling to fill teaching vacancies. North Carolina educators, and those in other states, are leaving the profession in large numbers on the heels of a traumatic COVID-19 pandemic that at its worst led to school closures, remote learning, and unprecedented stress and burnout for teachers.
Monday numbers: A closer look at teacher attrition rates in NC
As North Carolina schools experience unprecedented learning loss across all grades, the state is facing another challenge: How to keep and recruit the best and brightest teachers. It is, in large part, those educators who will determine how well North Carolina's school children bounce back academically two years into the pandemic.
State Board of Education member James E. Ford discusses teacher attrition, efforts to retain the state’s best educators while attracting more teachers of color to the profession.
More than 7,000 North Carolina teachers left the profession last year, according to the state’s newest annual teacher turnover report. While legislative leaders say that’s an improvement over recent years, veteran educators remain concerned. State Board of Education member James E. Ford discusses teacher attrition, efforts to retain the state’s best educators while attracting more […]