Education

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New findings released Monday by the National Education Association showed an improvement in teacher pay and per-pupil spending in North Carolina last year. Despite the improvement, the state remains well behind the national average in these two areas. 

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members want to give themselves about a 34 percent pay increase in next fiscal year’s budget.  

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Clayton Wilcox presented an ambitious budget to school board members last night that will require an increase of $40 million from the county. Wilcox’s budget calls for additional security at schools, a pay raise for teachers and more mental health care support for students.

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Educational attainment is increasing, but in large part because of people who have moved to the region, according to the 2018 State of the South report. 

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CMS budget discussions begin Wednesday night with the unveiling of the superintendent’s proposed spending plan for next fiscal year.

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The report card is out on how the nation, states and some urban school districts have done over the past two years. It shows that not much has changed.

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Fewer Native American public school students in North Carolina are dropping out of school, and more are graduating. But academically, they have made only slight gains in math and reading. That's according to the State Advisory Council on Indian Education’s annual draft report, presented to state school board members on Wednesday. 

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the district has not seen the achievement gains it had hoped for at Project LIFT schools. 

Black students, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined in K-12 schools across the country. That's according to a new report, out Wednesday, from the non-partisan federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office.

Those disparities were consistent, "regardless of the type of disciplinary action, regardless of the level of school poverty, and regardless of the type of public school attended," says Jacqueline Nowicki, who led the team of researchers at the GAO.

Students at W M Irvin Elementary, one of five Restart Schools in Concord, start the day off with series of exercises. Their teacher says it makes them more focused and ready to learn.
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School administrators often complain that they lack flexibility when it comes to improving their schools academically. In response, state education officials created the Restart program two years ago to help struggling schools. The program gives those schools a say in spending state funds, on calendar schedules and hiring flexibility—similar to charter schools. There are more than 100 Restart schools statewide.

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