ERIC Number: ED429043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Teach in North Carolina.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This booklet urges teachers to teach in North Carolina, explaining that North Carolina is fast-growing with much to offer. North Carolina has a strong commitment to improving schools and has received high marks on a national report card for academic standards, student assessment, and providing equitable resources. The framework of educational progress in North Carolina is the ABCs of public education (Accountability, Basics, and maximum local Control). A key initiative is the Excellent Schools Act, a comprehensive plan for improving student achievement, reducing teacher attrition, and rewarding teacher knowledge and skills. There is a growing partnership among North Carolina public schools, leading businesses, and state universities to apply quality management principles in the classroom. Most North Carolina school systems have access to educational technology including the Internet. Teachers have varied opportunities for professional growth and development. Project Transition to Education/Troops to Teachers is designed to attract and assist professionals seeking to begin second careers in teaching. Eligibility for teacher certification is based on satisfactory completion of an approved teacher education program and state testing requirements. North Carolina teachers are employed by local boards of education but paid on a state salary schedule. Teachers are eligible for significant leave and provided with insurance and retirement funds. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina