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State figures show high teacher turnover in Charlotte-Mecklenburg district

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) School District lost almost 16 percent of its teachers last year, a 10-year high, a state teacher turnover report shows. The Charlotte Observer says the district's 2012-13 turnover rate of 15.99 percent topped the state average of 14.33 percent. Some have raised concerns that stagnant pay and changes to the pay structure in North Carolina could lead to the loss of good teachers. The state has slipped to 46th in the nation on average teacher pay, according to tallies by the National Education Association.

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