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    In a July 20 Facebook post, assistant principal Katie Demcio Jones wrote that it would be “delusional” to think they’ll find highly qualified people in the next three and a half weeks to fill 967 Wake County teacher openings. A district spokeswoman said Demcio Jones was looking at outdated information, and that the district’s last figure for vacancies was 400 as of late June.

      A state commission is working on a new licensure and compensation model that would pay teachers based on their ratings on student test scores or evaluations and whether they’re willing to take on additional duties. In a statement Thursday, NCAE charged that the new model would create an “enigmatic evaluation method” for teachers and threatens to withhold raises or revoke a teacher’s license if they fail to meet these benchmarks.


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