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Wake teachers to get more training next school year

Posted March 26, 2012

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— Wake County students won't be spending an additional five days in the classroom next year, the Wake County Public School System said Monday.

Last year, the General Assembly added the days to the school calendar, requiring students to be in class for a total of 185 days.

The school system is among a number that the State Board of Education granted waivers to so that teachers can receive training on new academic standards.

The school system says the waiver will also save it about $1.4 million in transportation costs. It costs the district approximately $280,000 to operate school buses on a typical day.

That money, Superintendent Tony Tata said, can be used elsewhere.

“Every dollar that can be saved in areas like transportation is money that can be used to protect and strengthen our classrooms,” he said.

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  • pbjbeach Mar 26, 2012

    END THE MICRO-MANGAMENT OF THE CLASS ROOMS BY THE STATES POLITICIANS AN THAT WILL GO ALONG WAYS IN CORRECTIONG THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS OVERALL PROBLEMS IN THIS STATE THANK YOU

  • pbjbeach Mar 26, 2012

    plgirl:

    get the states politicians out of the class rooms an let teachers actualy teach rather than being up an down the halls of the schools an the teachers acting like an playing like that each an everyone of them is in charge of the entire an seeking to up grade their positions from teachers to princples an or adminstrators positions an keep them in the class room an let them teach the students. an the stop the states politicians from interferring with stupid ideas an adding more useless paper work to the teachers already overburden work load on a daily bases. thank you

  • sunshine1040 Mar 26, 2012

    Shucks and here i thought all teachers went to college and then had more training and received memos throughout the year Guess they could not read the new laws for themselves

  • whatelseisnew Mar 26, 2012

    180 days is already more than should be necessary.

  • P.L.girl Mar 26, 2012

    Adding five days to the calendar is not going to improve education. Having well respected, well trained, qualified teachers in the classroom is what will improve education. Any efforts outside of this objective is futile, IMHO. Get rid of tenure, get rid of teachers who don't do their jobs, pay them what they are worth (the good ones), show them appreciation and respect and that is what will make the difference in education, not blindly adding 5 days to the calendar.

  • madntad Mar 26, 2012

    I just hope that is what it will REALLY DO