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Lindsay Wagner

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Lindsay Wagner, former Education Reporter for N.C. Policy Watch. Wagner now works as a Senior Writer and Researcher at the NC Public School Forum. She has also worked for the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., as a writer and researcher focusing on higher education issues and for the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright program and the Brookings Institution and an Education Specialist at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation.
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Education

Less transparency, fewer protections hallmarks of latest charter school legislation

As lawmakers draw closer to finalizing a state budget that has drawn the most attention for how it may boost teacher pay and ...
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Emails show lawmaker pushes hard to expand NC’s school voucher program before it gets off the ground

Date of voucher payout to families moved ahead of critical court hearing that will decide if program is legal Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam ...
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Cutting teacher assistants means eliminating school bus drivers and other critical services too

Senate leaders continue to propose cutting teacher assistants as a way to pay for a significant teacher salary bump, the first teachers have ...
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Budget negotiations update: Teacher assistants find themselves at the center of the battle over teacher pay

Lawmakers continued to face an impasse in budget talks this week by fighting over whether to ditch teacher assistants in the state’s elementary ...
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Governor McCrory hands out $10,000 bonuses to hundreds of teachers, while tens of thousands more continue to go without raises or classroom support

On Tuesday, Governor Pat McCrory congratulated 450 teachers who gathered in Raleigh to be recognized for winning $10,000 bonuses in federal Race to ...
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Will McCrory defend the Common Core?

Governor Pat McCrory has previously upheld North Carolina’s decision to adopt the Common Core State Standards. Speaking to a group of business-minded folks ...
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North Carolina school superintendents uneasy over state budget proposals

Four superintendents from North Carolina’s largest school districts came together Tuesday to express their concerns about lawmakers’ 2014 budget proposals, as the legislature ...
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House budget proposal relies on a gamble for teacher raises

House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenberg) unveiled his party’s revised budget proposal for 2014, which includes an average five percent raise for teachers without ...
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State Board of Education’s authority weakened with legislation that replaces Common Core

Lawmakers who sit on the House Education Committee approved legislation yesterday that would endeavor to replace the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with ...
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Senate education budget proposal offers teachers big raises in exchange for career status

North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) released the details of his 2014 education budget yesterday, which would provide teachers with an average ...
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