Underwood Elementary School fifth grade teacher Kelly Nystrom talks with other teachers in the school's media center during a planning session Thursday, April 17, 2014. Nystrom is planning to resign from her teaching position by the end of the school year. Wake County school leaders held a press conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the spike in the number of teachers who are resigning early. It's part of Wake's efforts to push for changes such as higher pay and the elimination of the new teacher contracts.
Underwood Elementary School fifth grade teacher Kelly Nystrom talks with other teachers in the school's media center during a planning session Thursday, April 17, 2014. Nystrom is planning to resign from her teaching position by the end of the school year. Wake County school leaders held a press conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the spike in the number of teachers who are resigning early. It's part of Wake's efforts to push for changes such as higher pay and the elimination of the new teacher contracts. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Underwood Elementary School fifth grade teacher Kelly Nystrom talks with other teachers in the school's media center during a planning session Thursday, April 17, 2014. Nystrom is planning to resign from her teaching position by the end of the school year. Wake County school leaders held a press conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the spike in the number of teachers who are resigning early. It's part of Wake's efforts to push for changes such as higher pay and the elimination of the new teacher contracts. cliddy@newsobserver.com

Wake County sees 'alarming' increase in teacher resignations

April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

UPDATED April 18, 2014 04:06 PM

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