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Charter Schools Advisory Board To Focus On Application Interview Protocol PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 March 2014 11:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet via webinar on Tuesday, March 18 to review the application interview protocol. 

 
The meeting will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. The public is invited to listen to the webinar, although the public is not able to actively participate. T
 
To register for the webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/128683241. 
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 11:55
 
McCrory Education Aide: Raising Teacher Pay To Take Years PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:52

RALEIGH, (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is responding to criticism about changes affecting public schools and teachers by saying it's listening and looking for ways to build statewide consensus.

 
McCrory on Thursday sent his education adviser Eric Guckian to speak to hundreds of superintendents, principals and others who manage the operations of public schools. His message to the North Carolina Association of School Administrators was that state political leaders are responding to complaints about low teacher pay, too much testing, and decisions stripping control from local schools.
 
Guckian says McCrory and legislative leaders are determined to raise what he called the "criminally low" starting pay of less than $31,000, where teachers have been stuck for years. He says keeping good teachers in the classroom with better salaries will be a multi-year effort.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:52
 
Audit: Improper Billing Of International Phone Calls At Elizabeth City State University PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Auditor Beth Wood's office released on Thursday the results of an audit of Elizabeth City State University that showed improper billing of international phone calls.

 
The audit findings stated that investigators determined that the University improperly allocated costs associated with long-distance telephone calls. As a result, State funds were used to pay for $140,422 of international calls for a textbook and learning material program in Senegal that should have been paid for by a federal grant.
 
The complete audit can be found at 
http://www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Investigative/INV-2014-0394.pdf
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:26
 
2014 Teacher Working Conditions Survey Underway PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Public school teachers across North Carolina are weighing in on working conditions as the 7th annual biennial survey gets underway. 

 
According to the Department of Public Instruction, the survey is designed to gather a variety of information from teachers, counselors, principals and other administrators.
 
Information is being sounght on school facilities and resources, time, empowerment, school leadership, community support, student conduct, professional development, mentoring and induction services, and student learning. 
 
The web-based survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. 
 
"Results from past years' NC TWC Surveys have provided education policymakers and school leaders a robust roadmap to guide positive change and strengthen professional development, school improvement plans and teacher and administrator evaluations," said State Superintendent June Atkinson in a statement.
 
The results are one component of the on-going process for collaborative school and district improvement plans and also are used in North Carolina's educator and administrator evaluation processes.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:31
 
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