RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s standing on teacher pay keeps improving compared to other states. The National Education Association released on Tuesday its annual teacher salary rankings. The data show North Carolina ranked 34th in average teacher pay during the 2017-18 school year at more than $51,200, compared to 38th the year before.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would define anti-Semitism under Florida law and prohibit religion-based discrimination at public schools and universities is advancing in the Legislature. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit speech that makes dehumanizing or stereotypical allegations about the Jewish community, or that compares contemporary Israeli policies to those of Nazi Germany.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ push to give Louisiana public schoolteachers a pay raise and school districts their first spending increase in years won support Tuesday from the state’s top school board. Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education backed the K-12 public school financing formula proposed by the Democratic governor for the 2019-20 school year. A final vote will come Wednesday. Then, the formula will move to state lawmakers for consideration.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A new coalition is providing athletic shoes for 40 children at one Louisiana elementary school. Members learned that children were coming to the office at Barkdull Faulk Elementary School in Monroe, crying because their shoes were too small and hurt their feet, or were falling apart, LSU AgCenter nutrition agent Markaye Russell said in a news release Friday. Those problems made it hard for the children to participate in physical education classes or run and play at recess, she said. Physical activity lowers the risk of obesity, which is a big problem in Louisiana.
Even with the unprecedented amount of money available in the 2018/2019 academic year for school safety and security, most schools will not reach a level of sustainable safety.
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As a parent, I am grateful that my daughters not only received a great education but had no major safety issues throughout their years in school. However, as a security technology professional, I recognize that our school campuses are woefully in need of a major security facelift. While school incidents have been on the rise, funding has typically not been allocated to school security investments over the past few years.
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In a post-Parkland America, state lawmakers have earmarked over $250 million in school safety grants in states along the Southeastern coast line from Virginia through Florida alone.
In what has become a standard three-year code cycle at a national level, the International Code Council (ICC) and its supporting committees revise and update the International Codes and standards to evolve with industry trends in design, manufacturing and safety practices. Every three to six years, the time comes for all 50 states to review the new code changes provided by the ICC.
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