Board of Education http://wunc.org en Growing Dissent On Teacher Tenure Law http://wunc.org/post/growing-dissent-teacher-tenure-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; color:black">This week, Cumberland County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school systems passed measures opposing a new law that<b>&nbsp;</b>eliminates teacher tenure and replaces it with a system that rewards the top 25 percent of teachers. The law addresses the complex and challenging issues of teaching evaluation and teacher pay. </span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:17:30 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 31940 at http://wunc.org Growing Dissent On Teacher Tenure Law 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 One In Seven NC Teachers Left Job Last Year, Report Says http://wunc.org/post/one-seven-nc-teachers-left-job-last-year-report-says <p>An annual report shows that more North Carolina teachers left their jobs in 2012-13 than in previous school years.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Out of the 95,028 teachers employed, 13,616 teachers left their districts, resulting in an overall state turnover rate of about 14 percent, or about one out of every seven teachers. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That number is a slight increase from the previous year’s turnover rate of 12 percent and 11 percent in 2010-11.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 26847 at http://wunc.org One In Seven NC Teachers Left Job Last Year, Report Says