NC superintendent shares predictions for public schools in 2018
As State Superintendent Mark Johnson begins his second year in office, WRAL News asked him to look ahead and share his predictions for North Carolina public schools in 2018.Posted — Updated
The salary increases passed in 2017 will continue for the 2018-19 school year. That means raises for teachers, principals, and assistant principals. Educators at all levels also have opportunities to receive additional compensation based on student success and working in hard-to-staff positions.
Our society uses adaptive technology to personalize our news, shopping, social media, entertainment options, and even fast-food orders. In 2018, we continue the journey of adding the right amount of adaptive technology to schools to reduce burdens on teachers and reduce over-testing in classrooms.
We will lead the transformation from one-size-fits-all, Industrial Age practices of providing all students and educators with the same inputs and opportunities to Digital Age practices in which students and educators have access to unique learning experiences based upon their individual needs and aspirations.
To further personalize education for students, we will eliminate the false notion that only students who go to college can “succeed.” Through initiatives we championed in 2017 such as Future Ready Students, we will increase awareness of all pathways to success such as a career after graduation, military service, or attending college.
We have very exciting plans for 2018 to increase early childhood literacy success. Stay tuned.
We are working with the UNC system, the N.C. Community College system, and education, philanthropy, and business leaders to analyze education opportunities and goals from birth to beyond high school. We will provide a report on the educational attainment goals North Carolina must pursue. We will also make recommendations on how to overcome obstacles and meet the goals. The foundation we are laying in 2018 will guide collaboration among education leaders over the next generation and advance our work in early childhood literacy and career pathways.
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