Eric Guckian http://wunc.org en Republicans Hope Salary Increases Ease Teacher Turnover http://wunc.org/post/republicans-hope-salary-increases-ease-teacher-turnover <p>Diane Ravitch is an education historian. She’s also a best-selling author and hugely influential on social media. In the past few years, she’s also become the champion for traditional public school teachers. What she isn’t, is subtle.</p><p>“North Carolina is bleeding talent,” she told the crowd at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh on Tuesday. “North Carolina is bleeding experience. North Carolina has a brain drain caused by bad policy.”</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 30427 at http://wunc.org Republicans Hope Salary Increases Ease Teacher Turnover Where We Are Going: Teaching In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/where-we-are-going-teaching-north-carolina <p>Education is the family business for the Von Eitzens. Ben and Beth have been at it for about a decade; he’s a high school science teacher, she’s a guidance counselor. From all appearances, they had it made: They worked in the same building – Graham High School in Alamance County – and they liked their jobs, they liked their colleagues, and they felt like they were really making a difference with their students.</p><p>But one thing was missing.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:14:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 26076 at http://wunc.org Where We Are Going: Teaching In North Carolina State Board Hears McCrory's Five Pathways Plan http://wunc.org/post/state-board-hears-mccrorys-five-pathways-plan <p>Governor Pat McCrory is pushing a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/148837922/Education-Cabinet-Meeting-Final-Draft">Five Pathways plan</a> to improve education.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plan is broad and affects all levels of public education in North Carolina, from early childhood education to Universities.</span></p><p>Eric Guckian, the Governor’s Education Advisor, presented the plan to the State Board of Education today. He highlighted one of the five pathways: &nbsp;growing “innovative learning options” for families.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18696 at http://wunc.org State Board Hears McCrory's Five Pathways Plan