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Old 11-06-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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New N.C. ABC ratings reveal stark contrast in Charlotte schools - Education | CharlotteObserver.com (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/education/story/303486.html - broken link)


The 2008 ratings show schools in the Charlotte region dominating the high end of the academic spectrum as well. CMS's Providence Spring Elementary and Davidson IB Middle were in the state's Top 10 for overall pass rates, with 96 and 95 percent respectively. Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, a south Mecklenburg charter school for gifted students, was one of three statewide with 99 percent passing.


Of 29 schools that earned the state's highest rating, based on scores and progress, Union County Schools accounted for six and CMS five, compared with four in Wake County, the state's largest district.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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thats great, now how about giving those hard working teachers a big fat raise and medical benefits for them and their families!
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I agree. I had to quit teaching because I couldn't afford to do it anymore. I wasn't making enough to live on, and I was living very cheap - I paid $525 for rent in Southeast Charlotte near school, basic cable, internet, clipped coupons and bought food on sale, etc. I was bringing home aound $1400 a month not including our supplement and this was 2003-2006. I know they got a 10% raise for the 2006-2007 school year but it's still not enough for a single person. I guess it's OK if you have a spouse with a high paying job but teaching is a very important profession IMHO. Teacher's should be compensated much better. What a shame! The small 3% raise they received for the 2008-2009 school year doesn't even keep up with inflation. Insurance is paid only for the teacher at 80% coverage. For 90% coverage, they have to pay $40 more. If they need coverage for their spouse, then they pay around $350-$400 for that. It's even more with kids. And then they scratch their heads and wonder why they can't find teachers. The teachers I know who stay in the profession do it because they love teaching and want to make a difference. Many novice teachers get out early because what they go through and the amount of work that they do just isn't worth it when they can't even afford to pay their monthly expenses. It's too bad because I loved teaching!
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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union county also had the highest SAT scores in the state... that is on the ucps website...good to hear for all the schools....

oh speaking of school: Marvin ridge middle school is in dyer need for an expereinced Language Arts teacher for 8th grade....if anyone is interested please go onto the ucps website under job openings...

thanks Loves for Posting!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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union county also had the highest SAT scores in the state... that is on the ucps website...good to hear for all the schools....

oh speaking of school: Marvin ridge middle school is in dyer need for an expereinced Language Arts teacher for 8th grade....if anyone is interested please go onto the ucps website under job openings...

thanks Loves for Posting!!!
Knew you wouldn't be surprised to see the news on Union County schools

That's a good tip about the school needing a language arts teacher - hope someone here can use that news!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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we hope so, its for my son's class...lol
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Union County is a great school system to work for in case anybody is wondering. If you're a language arts teacher you better jump on this opportunity!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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thanks for sharing that, as im not a teacher just a happy parent, and Dr bulla is awesome...
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Default possibility of looking up avg. SAT scores by zip code?

Are there ranking lists to compare all the area schools of Charlotte by using their zip codes to see the averages within the zip area? Thanks
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