Western North Carolina teacher turnover reaches five-year high

It will take a decade or longer to undo damage like this. No amount of short-session pandering is going to change the established narrative that the North Carolina General Assembly hates teachers. Nice work, guys.

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And for those who think online classes are the magic answer, think again.

A study of a million users of massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, released this month by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education found that, on average, only about half of those who registered for a course ever viewed a lecture, and only about 4 percent completed the courses.