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North Carolina has a teacher shortage. Contributing to this are retirements, resignations, a rapidly increasing school-age population, provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act that require all classroom teachers to be fully certified by the end of the 2005-06 school year, and a university system that does not graduate enough teachers to meet the state's needs. The state must hire 10,000 teachers a year; teacher college graduates in 2003 numbered 3,100, of which 2,200 were employed in North Carolina. Damico discusses the state's need to attract teachers, and then retain them; techniques used to fill teacher slots, like lateral entry and out-of-state recruitment; and ways to strengthen teacher recruitment and retention, like the N.C. Teaching Fellows Program, N.C. Teach, and Troops to Teachers.
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During the 2002-03 school year, all North Carolina public schools were evaluated for the first time under the state's ABC's of Public Education of 1996 and the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. An interesting result was that almost half of the schools that met state standards failed to meet federal standards. Stallings discusses whether or not the state's assessment program meets the requirements of the new federal legislation; the first year assessment results and if the state's results met federal expectations; what sanctions will the state face because of the results; and will North Carolina be able to meet the new standards in the time the federal act allots.
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North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 21 Issue 3, Aug 2004, p32-52, 54-57, il, f Periodical Website
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North Carolina has a teacher supply problem. Growth in the number of school-age children and requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act contribute to this. McLaughlin discusses recommendations made by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research to deal with teacher shortages. One recommendation is for the N.C. State Board of Education to require by the 2005-06 school year, Teacher Retention Improvement Plans for all local school systems where turnover exceeds 15 percent.
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