Charlotte Schools en The Downside For School Districts When Large Teacher Raises Are Enacted <p>State lawmakers still can’t come to an agreement over how large of a pay raise they want to give public school teachers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House leaders want to give teachers an average six percent raise, while Senate leaders want to give them about 11 percent. But the Senate plan would cut more than 6,000 teacher assistant jobs to help pay for that larger salary boost.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:40:26 +0000 Reema Khrais 38986 at The Downside For School Districts When Large Teacher Raises Are Enacted Teachers React To State Of Education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the most recent General Assembly session, some teachers across the state are expressing concern about policies that affect the classroom, like voucher programs and budgetary restraints.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Reporter <a href="">Dave Dewitt;</a> <a href="">Wilmington Star-News </a>education reporter Pressley Baird; and <a href="">Carolina Public Press</a> reporter Jon Elliston.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:03 +0000 Alex Granados 27351 at Charlotte Schools End Testing Program <p>A comprehensive testing program launched last year in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools has been abruptly shut down. Dave DeWitt reports that the tests drew a high number of parent complaints.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>52 year-end tests were developed during the administration of superintendent Peter Gorman, for students as young as kindergarten. The idea was to gather more data on students -and then determine a baseline for future academic performance. Teachers would then be rewarded - or punished - if that student performed better or worse than expected.<br> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3261 at