The Public School Forum was mentioned in a WUNC news story about teacher vacancies across the state.
The North Carolina Public School Forum estimates the newest salary increases would move North Carolina’s average teacher salary from ninth to seventh out of the 12 states in the Southeast.
Wake County, which employs around 10,000 teachers, has about 100 positions open. Wake district officials say they believe they’re in a good hiring position this year.
Cumberland County and Durham Public Schools both saw substantial drops in the number of teacher vacancies compared to this time last year.
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