NCAE http://wunc.org en Judge Halts Law Repealing Teacher Tenure in Durham, Guilford http://wunc.org/post/judge-halts-law-repealing-teacher-tenure-durham-guilford <p></p><p>A Superior Court judge on Wednesday halted a mandate that&nbsp; requires North Carolina school districts to reward their top teachers with multi-year contracts in exchange for giving up tenure.</p><p>Guilford County and Durham Public School leaders filed a lawsuit against the new mandate earlier this year, calling it unconstitutional.&nbsp; The judge issued a&nbsp; preliminary injunction, which means the two school systems do not have to follow the mandate while the case is being decided.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:48:34 +0000 Reema Khrais 34340 at http://wunc.org Judge Halts Law Repealing Teacher Tenure in Durham, Guilford Teachers Ask Durham To Refuse Tenure Law, Sue The State http://wunc.org/post/teachers-ask-durham-refuse-tenure-law-sue-state <p></p><p>Some teachers and advocates with the N.C. Association of Educators are asking the Durham Board of Education to follow Guilford County's lead and decline to comply with a new state education law.</p><p></p><p>The General Assembly passed a budget that eliminates tenure in 2018. Meanwhile, school districts will offer the top 25 percent of teachers four-year contracts and $500 raises to relinquish their status.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:48:14 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30735 at http://wunc.org Teachers Ask Durham To Refuse Tenure Law, Sue The State NC Groups Sue State Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Private School Vouchers http://wunc.org/post/nc-groups-sue-state-over-unconstitutional-private-school-vouchers <p>With the support of two advocacy groups, 25 plaintiffs across the state filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a private school voucher law passed earlier this year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The N.C. Association of Educators and N.C. Justice Center are sponsoring the lawsuit, arguing that the vouchers are a broad assault on the state’s public schools as it funnels taxpayer money to private schools.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 27246 at http://wunc.org NC Groups Sue State Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Private School Vouchers 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