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NC Business Leaders Meeting. By the numbers: NC’s K-12 Public Schools. NC by the Numbers: Schools. NC by the Numbers: Students and Personnel. NC by the Numbers: School Funding. Jobs and Education Demand: 2018. State Rank. 50% require AA or higher 59% at least some college.

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nc business leaders meeting

NC Business Leaders Meeting

By the numbers: NC’s K-12 Public Schools

jobs and education demand 2018
Jobs and Education Demand: 2018

State Rank

50% require AA or higher

59% at least some college

Source: Projections of Jobs and Education

Requirements by 2018, June 2010

impact of education gaps
Impact of Education Gaps
  • Metro areas with larger “education gaps”—shortages of educated workers relative to employer demand—had consistently higher unemployment rates than other metro areas from 2005 to 2011.
  • Metro areas with larger education gaps exhibit greater differences in unemployment rates between highly educated and less educated workers.

Education, Unemployment and Demand in Metropolitan America, Brookings, Sept. 2011

measuring college and career ready
Measuring College- and Career-Ready

Source: Williamson, Postsecondary Text Readability

nc v us

Education Week, 2012

nc 5 year cohort graduation rate overall and subgroups by entering class
NC 5-year cohort graduation rateOverall and subgroups, by entering class

[10 years ago: Estimated 4-year cohort rate: 57% (DPI Statistical Profile )]

on time graduation rates select states
On-time Graduation Rates, Select States

Education Week, 2012 (2007-08 data)

college going rates
College-going rates

NC: 65% US: 63%

postsecondary pipeline
Postsecondary pipeline

UNC and NC Community College system

remediation, persistence and completion

rates suggest stronger preparation and new

K-12 and higher education completion

strategies are needed.

nc public school teachers carolina public policy institute unc
NC Public School TeachersCarolina Public Policy Institute, UNC

UNC Undergrad

Out of State Undergrad

NC Private Undergrad

Lateral Entry




Private Grad


Out of State Grad Prep

UNC Grad Prep

newly hired public school teachers carolina public policy institute unc
Newly Hired Public School TeachersCarolina Public Policy Institute, UNC

UNC Undergrad

Lateral entry

Out of State Undergrad

NC Private Undergrad



UNC Grad

Private Grad



principal preparation for nc schools
Principal Preparation for NC schools
  • 82% of principals receive master’s degree from a UNC institutions
    • 18% received degrees from ECU
    • 11% from UNC-C
    • 11% from Gardner-Webb
  • Nontraditional Leadership Academies
    • 21 just graduated from Northeastern Leadership Academy; 2 others launching through RTTT
    • New Leaders for New Schools has prepared 19 for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools
teacher and principal experience
Teacher and Principal Experience

Teacher Experience, by grade level

Principal Experience Levels

teacher attrition rates 2006 2011
Teacher Attrition Rates, 2006-2011

2010-11 State average: 11.7%

Source: NC DPI

school funding comparisons ed week 2009
School Funding Comparisons, (Ed Week 2009)

*NC ranks 11th in the Nation and 2nd in the Southeast for the highest percentage of funds from State revenue. National average is 45.5%.

Table source: Education Week, 2012; * NC DPI

key initiatives and innovations
Key Initiatives and Innovations

National Leadership

  • Smart Start and NC PreK
    • 1 of 6 states meeting all quality standards
    • 27,000 students
  • NC Virtual Public Schools School
    • 2nd largest in the country
    • 100 courses serving nearly 90,000 students
  • District and School Transformation
    • Intervening in 118 schools
    • District, school, classroom assistance and coaching


  • Early colleges
    • 67 in NC; 1/3rd of all nationally
    • 32 with no dropouts; only 66 out of more than 12,000 dropped out
  • Mooresville Graded School District
    • 1:1 laptop program
  • Highland School of Technology
    • 95%+on all state tests
    • 95% taking SAT
    • 95%+ graduation rate
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg teacher development (MET Project)
key approaches and challenges
Key Approaches and Challenges
  • Developing teachers and principals: implementing higher standards, making educator evaluation and supports work
  • Staying the course on Pre-K
  • New models of schooling that support students and teachers to reach career- and college-ready standards
  • Routes to certificates, degrees, and jobs, but not a two-track system
  • Strategic Focus: NC’s Hallmark