So I looked into the nurse situation and I was very surprised to find out that there was not a nurse in her school every day. Oak Ridge Military Academy recently began its rd academic year. However, for a time it looked as though the school was going to close. In the face of growing competition, low enrollment and unstable leadership, the academy changed course.
And for now Oak Ridge marches on. This week North Carolina Public Radio is looking at school communities. This is the fourth installment of a five-part series. Vans and cars, loaded with suitcases and boxes, pull into the temporary unloading zone. When they stop, senior students in blue t-shirts descend on the cars, unload them, mark the correct rooms, and off they go, on hand trucks and trolleys. An entire car unloaded in a few minutes. His energy is up, the kids are with him, and the minutes fly by.
Fights between Republicans and Democrats, the Governor and fellow Republicans, teachers and legislators — at some point, for even the most insatiable news junkie, it devolves into just so much noise. Berger wasn't in his office, so the protesters sat there until the Senate session ended. Soon, State Capitol Police began to usher everyone out. They said that the building was closing, everyone had to leave. Reporter Dave DeWitt was with the protesters.
He wrote about what happened next this way: He spent most of the day at Hillside High School, where he teaches history, proctoring exams.
A few hours after the final school bell, he was in an upstairs auditorium at the state Legislature, rallying supporters. The bill would form a commission to rewrite the standards over the next year, according to legislators, though they could not offer a clear timetable of when they would be implemented in classrooms. They say students would still learn under Common Core until new standards are in place.
Holly Grove Middle School is a gleaming facility, with well-manicured sports fields; clean, bright hallways, and even tidy lockers. Harrington is an Assistant Principal here, and assistant principals - as anyone in education will tell you - are the unheralded heroes of any school. They have a wide variety of tasks, from recruiting teachers to running an efficient car line to helping kids who are having discipline problems.
This week, we're returning to the My Teacher series, exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers. Nell's Japanese teacher Yoshimi Aoyagi gave her the opportunity to study in Japan during high school, and host a Japanese student at home.
A plastic bin is attached to the wall below the picture, filled with play money. I am a teacher. He also set out a long-term plan to overhaul the way North Carolina's teachers are paid. His proposal would reward teachers based on their experience, performance and credentials. Teachers in hard-to-staff schools or subjects would also receive extra pay. A middle schooler in Vass combats headaches and sleeplessness the night before a test. A year-old boy in Mebane worries that he won't move on to the next grade.
These are some of the stories that we heard from WUNC listeners when we posed a simple challenge online: Tell us Your Story. Guilford County and Durham Public School leaders filed a lawsuit against the new mandate earlier this year, calling it unconstitutional. Can you say it in 6 words? We breathe each day to grow. To illustrate how convoluted and complicated paying teachers has become, consider this fairly simple argument from Terry Stoops, the Director of Education Studies at the conservative John Locke Foundation: Reading and math tests for the younger kids; biology, Algebra, and English for the older kids.
Their scores will be tabulated and run through some servers at SAS Institute, a private company in Cary. There, software called EVAAS will compare the test score the student earned to one a statistical model predicted the student should get. Tucker barks out instructions to his students, directing them to grab laptops and Ipads and get with their small groups to begin comparing and contrasting two different versions of The Three Little Pigs.
Quickly and efficiently, the students mobilize. Carrboro High School sophomore Carolyn Macleod credits her third grade teacher Hannah Stang with her passion for writing. They have written letters to each other ever since Carolyn left Ms.