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The House Select Committee on Education Strategy and Practices met yesterday to talk teacher pay and solicit input from some of the state’s education leaders and researchers.

Teacher pay is likely to be a big issue in the upcoming short session of the General Assembly, so the feedback legislators receive now could have a big impact.

Below you will find the name of each speaker, a link to documents from their presentations, and a video of their talks before the committee.

State Superintendent June Atkinson

Presentation to House Committee

During her talk, Atkinson called for a 10 percent pay increase for teachers. This is the diagram of the “wedding cake” strategy for teacher compensation she discusses in her presentation:

wedding cake

Dr. Trip Stallings, Director of Policy Research at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University

Presentation to House Committee

Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation

Presentation to House Committee

Brenda Berg, President and CEO of BEST NC

Presentation to House Committee

The Committee was set to meet over two days. We will post tomorrow on today’s speakers.

Alex Granados

Alex Granados is senior reporter for EducationNC.