Education Cuts http://wunc.org en School Leaders Say Possible Cuts To DPI Could Hurt Classrooms http://wunc.org/post/school-leaders-say-possible-cuts-dpi-could-hurt-classrooms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School leaders across the state say proposed cuts to the Department of Public Instruction would hurt North Carolina classrooms.</span></p><p>The Senate’s spending plan would slash DPI’s budget by 30-percent. Several school administrators say they rely on the department to help run their schools. It helps out with recruiting and evaluating teachers, and offering professional development.</p><p>Mike Dunsmore, superintendent of Tyrell County, says his district is the smallest in the state. It serves about 550 students.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:04:39 +0000 Reema Khrais 36724 at http://wunc.org School Leaders Say Possible Cuts To DPI Could Hurt Classrooms NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 2 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-2 <p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:58:42 +0000 Jorge Valencia & Reema Khrais 36540 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 2 Leaving Teaching: Two NC Educators, Married, Talk About Why They Quit http://wunc.org/post/leaving-teaching-two-nc-educators-married-talk-about-why-they-quit <p></p><p>Deana and Mark Kahlenberg teach at the same school: Alderman Road Elementary in Cumberland County. They met there. They both enjoyed teaching for many years - Deana for seven and Mark for eight. And now they are both leaving the school, and leaving the profession. They are in grad school to become speech and language pathologists.</p><p>Why did they choose to leave?</p><p><strong>Mark</strong>: Mostly pay reasons</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 31147 at http://wunc.org Leaving Teaching: Two NC Educators, Married, Talk About Why They Quit The State Of Teaching In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/state-teaching-north-carolina <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Sweeping reforms in education laws this year angered many teachers. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds protested the lack of a pay increase, the elimination of tenure and the end of the master’s degree supplement. For the more than 95,000 teachers across the state, the day-to-day challenges in the classroom continue.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:45:21 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 26065 at http://wunc.org The State Of Teaching In North Carolina June Atkinson On The Fight To Save NC Schools http://wunc.org/post/june-atkinson-fight-save-nc-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="">This week, North Carolina teachers protested funding shortages in the education system by staging walk-ins across the state. </span></p><p><span style="">Many were upset by budget cuts that affect instruction for the state’s more than 1.5 million students. Host Frank Stasio talks to North Carolina <a href="http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/">Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson</a> about the plight facing the state’s K-12 education system.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:05:11 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 25360 at http://wunc.org June Atkinson On The Fight To Save NC Schools