Teacher assistant cuts http://wfae.org en State Budget Negotiations Take Major Step Backward http://wfae.org/post/state-budget-negotiations-take-major-step-backward <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers in Raleigh Wednesday took a major step in their budget negotiations.&nbsp; A step backward.</span></p><p>If there was any sense of congeniality and cooperation at the state capitol it was not found in room 643, where House Senior Budget Chairman Nelson Dollar called to order select members of the House and Senate&nbsp; to negotiate the now overdue state budget.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:22:17 +0000 Tom Bullock 54554 at http://wfae.org State Budget Negotiations Take Major Step Backward State Budget Means Cutbacks For CMS Teacher Assistants http://wfae.org/post/state-budget-means-cutbacks-cms-teacher-assistants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will cut back the hours its teacher assistants work this year. That's one of several examples Superintendent Heath Morrison gave of how the state budget that passed Wednesday will impact the district.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The budget agreement state House and Senate leaders reached this week cuts funding for teacher assistants by about one-fifth ($120 million) this year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison said that will hurt students.</span></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:30:05 +0000 Michael Tomsic 32004 at http://wfae.org State Budget Means Cutbacks For CMS Teacher Assistants