Dec 17,2015

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One North Carolina program is helping beginning teachers in the state’s public schools get the help and support they need to be successful in the classroom and pe read more

Dec 16,2015


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Rochelle Middle School is located about 1.3 miles from the nationally acclaimed restaurant Chef an read more

Dec 16,2015


83 grants totaling $7.5 million

December 15, 2015

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has selected the recipients of its Fall 2015 grant awards. On November 20, 2015, Trustees voted to approve 83 grants totaling read more

Nov 10,2015



Special to the Observer


These days whenever I speak with local superintendents, human resource directors, and school administrators, the discussion often returns to the current shortage of qua read more

Nov 10,2015

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Ms. Jami Dickerson, the 2014 Northeast North Carolina Teacher of the Year and an East Carolina Univers read more

Sep 10,2015


By Jeff Vamvakias, Teacher, Cullowhee Valley School, N.C.

As a former U. S. Marine and member of Troops to Teachers (TTT), I would like to share some good news. I live and teach in Cullowhee, N.C., at Cullowhee Valley School, a Title 1, high need school. I am also a lateral entry teacher and have an NC INSPIRE teaching fellowship. I completed my first year of teaching 8th grade read more

Feb 04,2015

On Tuesday, January 27, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors held an Education Summit to focus on strengthening and improving the preparation of teachers and school leaders for North Carolina's public schools. The special meeting, held at SAS in Cary, also included members of the State Board of Education, legislators and other state officials and educators from across the UNC sys read more

Feb 04,2015

When Terran Jackson began teaching health and physical education at Lumberton Junior High School in Robeson County, she felt overwhelmed. She had limited experience planning lessons and effectively managing a classroom and was also responsible for coaching youth volleyball after school. She found balancing her responsibilities in the classroom and on the court to be a huge challenge.

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Nov 27,2014

North Carolina’s teacher pipeline is leaking at both ends. Public school teachers are leaving in bigger numbers, while fewer people are pursuing education degrees at the state’s universities.

It may be too soon to predict a shortage, but the trends could spell trouble for public school classrooms.

Teacher turnover in 2012-13 reached the second highest rate in a decade. Early retir read more