Teacher turnover decreases – Rocky Mount Telegram

Even though the teacher turnover rate for North Carolina increased again this year, the turnover rate for Nash-Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County public schools both fell slightly and yet remain high compared with other North Carolina school systems.

The state teacher turnover rate for the 2014-15 school year was 14.85 percent, up from the 14.12 percent reported to the N.C. General Assembly for the 2013-14 school year. The state teacher turnover rate has increased in all but one year in the past five years, said N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson, and is now at a five-year peak. (Source: Read more)

Event set to offer assistance with ACA – Rocky Mount Telegram

Regional residents in need of health insurance will have a chance Monday to receive help in enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.

Experts will be on hand during the Regional Health Information fair and Affordable Care Act Enrollment to provide in-person assistance.

The fair opens at 9 a.m. and runs to 1 p.m. at the Edgecombe County Industrial Incubator at 110 Fountain Park Drive, in Battleboro.

The event is open to the public and will serve residents in Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson, Halifax and Northhampton counties.

Consumers can walk in and receive face-to-face help with the application process.

The event is sponsored by the Turning Point Workforce Development Board, the N.C. Works Career Center and Nash UNC Health Care, among others. (Sourced: Read more)