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  • NC low-performing schools impacted by state budget cuts | News ... - News & Observer
    published on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:26:01 GMT
    News & ObserverNC low-performing schools impacted by state budget cuts | News ...News & ObserverNorth Carolina's low-performing schools will get less help this year as a result of budget cuts approved Tuesday by the State Board of Education.State Board of Education: Budget cuts 'will adversely impact our ...WRAL.comall 2 news articles »...
  • Big changes proposed in 20-year-old Leandro education court case - WRAL.com
    published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:13:18 GMT
    WRAL.comBig changes proposed in 20-year-old Leandro education court caseWRAL.com“For decades, hundreds of thousands of North Carolina children have left our public schools not performing at grade level and therefore not having received a sound basic education,” Dubis said in a statement. “A comprehensive, detailed plan, developed ...Long-running debate over NC school funding may be headed to 'independent expert'Durham Herald SunCooper, parties in Leandro case taking steps forward t...
  • Choice helps with education - The Robesonian
    published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:29:03 GMT
    The RobesonianChoice helps with educationThe RobesonianRALEIGH — During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In Wake County and some other urban areas, the percentage was even higher. What does this ...and more »...
  • NC State Board of Education approves $2.5 million budget cut ... - WTVD-TV
    published on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:52:24 GMT
    WTVD-TVNC State Board of Education approves $2.5 million budget cut ...WTVD-TVBudget cuts mandated by the General Assembly led the State Board of Education to approve $2.5 million in reductions to the Department of Public Instruction ...and more »...
  • Report finds North Carolina includes some of the most and least educated cities in America - The Progressive Pulse
    published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:49:52 GMT
    The Progressive PulseReport finds North Carolina includes some of the most and least educated cities in AmericaThe Progressive PulseIt captures a fascinating dichotomy that falls, coincidentally, with news that the state will pursue an independent consultant to consider the varying quality of K-12 education in North Carolina's rich and poor school districts, the latest development ...and more »...
  • Exaggeration won't stop school choice movement - The Daily Advance
    published on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:12:55 GMT
    The Daily AdvanceExaggeration won't stop school choice movementThe Daily AdvanceAnd it's actually lower than the share of North Carolina preschoolers who attend private or church-run preschools that either provide state-funded educational services or receive Smart Start grants. In other words, there's nothing weird or radical ......
  • Judges side with NC education chief and legislature over control of department - News & Observer
    published on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:50:56 GMT
    News & ObserverJudges side with NC education chief and legislature over control of departmentNews & Observer“While this system is great for shifting blame and avoiding responsibility, non-accountability at DPI hurts North Carolina students. Last December, the General Assembly addressed this problem by clarifying the parameters set forth in the NC Constitution.Judges rule for NC superintendent in battle with state education boardWRAL.comall 19 news articles »...
  • Community credited in North Carolina school's turnaround - Education Dive
    published on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:52:11 GMT
    Community credited in North Carolina school's turnaroundEducation DiveShamrock Gardens Elementary School in North Carolina was a failing, high-poverty school that saw a successful turnaround by considerably building community over several years, rather than focusing on business strategies, reports The Washington Post, ......
  • NC Teachers Gain Worldly Understanding of Education - Public News Service
    published on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:12:30 GMT
    Public News ServiceNC Teachers Gain Worldly Understanding of EducationPublic News ServiceThat's the case for 28 teachers from across the state who traveled to Germany this summer to understand how that country approaches education. Olivia Hall, an assistant principal in Samson County, said one thing in particular sticks out in her mind ......
  • North Carolina Republicans continue to meddle in education - News & Observer
    published on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:07:30 GMT
    News & ObserverNorth Carolina Republicans continue to meddle in educationNews & ObserverIn the latest example of legislative meddling, a budget mandate reported by N.C. Policy Watch, a project of the N.C. Justice Center, would fire several education officials from the administration of Atkinson, and would eliminate a top staff member's ......