Teachers did not get a raise this year, but state lawmakers have set aside bonuses for the top 25 percent of teachers next year. It’s up to school districts to figure out who those teachers are -- and that’s no easy task.
Dozens of new charter schools have opened in North Carolina since the cap on them was lifted a couple years ago. But the state still does not have an online charter. This year three groups hope to get approval to open virtual charters.