Amanda Hall won the Wake County school system’s 2016 First-Year Teacher Award when she was a math teacher at East Garner Middle School. A recent Wake County report found that beginning teachers, on average, are assigned lower-achieving students and are more likely to be hired at high-poverty schools.
Amanda Hall won the Wake County school system’s 2016 First-Year Teacher Award when she was a math teacher at East Garner Middle School. A recent Wake County report found that beginning teachers, on average, are assigned lower-achieving students and are more likely to be hired at high-poverty schools. Jonathan M. Alexander jalexander@newsobserver.com
Amanda Hall won the Wake County school system’s 2016 First-Year Teacher Award when she was a math teacher at East Garner Middle School. A recent Wake County report found that beginning teachers, on average, are assigned lower-achieving students and are more likely to be hired at high-poverty schools. Jonathan M. Alexander jalexander@newsobserver.com

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