North Carolina teacher salaries
Three of North Carolina's largest public school districts are near the bottom for lifetime teacher salary earnings, according to a new national report.
With the general election less than three months away, education is shaping up as a key issue in the race for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan and GOP challenger Thom Tillis.
Educators statewide are making a big push to "school" politicians about changes they say are needed.
Last year the North Carolina General Assembly voted to end supplemental pay for teachers who earn master's degrees. Even teachers who were at the time enrolled in Master's programs would not get the ten percent supplement for their advanced degrees.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory returned Monday to Jamestown's Ragsdale High School – his alma mater - to announce an increase in pay for new teachers.
Summer break is in full swing for many students across the country, but many educators are already preparing for the new school year. Some North Carolina educators are in Atlanta this week for the National Education Association's 151st annual Representative Assembly.