The Rotary Club of Mint Hill, at its annual Educational Emphasis Day meeting on May 21, 2009, recognized its selections of the 2009 Teacher of the Year and the four 2009 recipients of its educational grants. The recipients and Rotarians who led the application/nomination process, as shown from left to right in the photograph are: Rotarian Ken Cloaninger, grant recipients Nicholas Rabiipour (Butler High School) and Langston Said Mallouky (Independence High School), Teacher of the Year Peter Pickering (Independence High School), grant recipients Candice Kilzer (Cato Middle College High School) and Alina Foksha (Butler High School), and Rotarian John CasaSanta. (Photo by Rotarian Helius Wong.) […]
A new John Locke Foundation report examines “significant” growth in nonclassroom jobs over this decade. Here’s a synopsis of the report by Terry Stoops of the JLF.
North Carolina’s public schools have added administrators, consultants, and other nonclassroom staffers faster than they’ve added students this decade. That’s a key finding in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
“It’s important to keep this rapid growth of nonclassroom jobs in mind as N.C. House budget writers recommend cutting positions to help fill the state government’s budget hole,” said report author Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation Education Policy Analyst. “While North Carolina’s public school enrollment has grown about 13 percent since 2000, the number of school personnel has grown by nearly 18 percent. Much of that growth has been outside the classroom.” […]
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools notified 304 teachers May 22 that they will not have jobs next year. The district will send similar letters the week of May 25 to teachers who meet the criteria for non-renewal established by the Board of Education – retirees, employees with end-of-year contracts and part-time teachers.
The letters are part of an ongoing reduction in force by CMS, made necessary by county and state revenue shortfalls. The district receives nearly all of its funding from Mecklenburg County and the state of North Carolina. […]
Nearly two-thirds of North Carolina voters (65 percent) favor the state legislature passing a law to raise the current cap on public charter schools, according to a public opinion survey released today. The survey found that support for lifting the cap was strongest among African Americans (69 percent). Support is also strong among parents (66 percent) and across party lines—65 percent of registered Democrats favor increasing the number of charter schools, as do 70 percent of unaffiliated voters and 61 percent of Republicans. […]