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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and doctoral students at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education
Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
Despite the claims of some, North Carolina is not a "net exporter of teachers."
Teacher education will be a hot-button issue in North Carolina's gubernatorial race this year. Democrats accuse Republicans of disrespecting the teaching profession and thus discouraging college-bound students from pursuing education as a course of study
The mainstream media and pundits on both sides of the aisle focus an extraordinary amount of time and energy examining public school funding
Over the past two years, North Carolina has improved 18-spots in Wallet Hub's rankings of the quality of education in all 50 states, breaking through to the top-20 best schools in the country
This week in North Carolina, the Burr campaign will highlight Senator Burr's work to provide states with more federal funding so they can decide on the most effective ways to help students receive a quality education and to give teachers the resources they need to educate the next generation
The state Senate on Monday gave its initial approval to what Sen. Jerry Tillman called a "clean-up bill" for charter schools
Governor Pat McCrory's office issued the following statement from Press Secretary Graham Wilson regarding the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System's policy to allow students to self-select their gender and self-select restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities
According to a report (PDF) published by the NC Department of Public Instruction, 79,575, or 5.2 percent, of North Carolina's public school students attend a charter school in North Carolina this year.
Alliance Defending Freedom and KeepNCSafe sent a letter to Durham Public Schools Thursday that asks it to reject a proposed policy that would allow children to use bathrooms of the opposite sex
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco regarding guidelines that the Obama administration issued to public schools
North Carolina will not stand by and let our locker rooms and high school showers be used for social experimentation at the expense of the privacy and protection of our young boys and girls.
A couple dozen seventh and eight grade female students from three Pitt County schools recently participated in a Biomedical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Workshop at the Brody School of Medicine.
By a 60-49 vote, the state House on Thursday passed a bill that would temporarily remove five of North Carolina's lowest-performing public schools from their districts, placing them instead under the supervision of an Achievement School District
After some debate, a bill that would allow five of North Carolina's lowest-performing schools to be taken over by the state as part of a major rehabilitation effort passed on May 25 in the House Committee for K-12 Education
A Senate plan to modify North Carolina's current teacher pay system would see K-12 educators reach the top of their earnings potential over a 15-year period, rather than the 33-year timeframe that existed in the 2013-14 school year
I think that we are losing jobs, we are losing millions of dollars, and we have to make sure that we come together to find a way to get rid of this obstacle that we have put in front of ourselves as a state...
Missouri's Democrat attorney general and candidate for governor, Chris Koster, said yesterday the Obama administration was "wrong" to issue a directive to the nation's public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, Morning Consult...
Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement regarding the Obama administration's mandate on public schools
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued this statement on the Obama administration's directive ordering all public elementary and secondary schools in America to, among other things, allow boys to use girls' showers, restrooms and locker rooms "as a condition of receiving Federal funds"
Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) were among a bipartisan group of 28 senators to commemorate the 17th annual National Charter Schools Week, which lasts May 1 through May 7
When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to be a radical notion.
A state House committee on Wednesday looked at some of the successes and pitfalls neighboring Tennessee's Achievement School District has experienced as lawmakers pondered ways to turn around some of the state's worst performing schools.
North Carolina lawmakers pushed back against Common Core education standards by passing legislation to require the teaching of cursive handwriting in elementary schools
Wake County Public Schools are growing at a slower rate than expected, and the reasons for this trend illuminate the growing gap between what the traditional public schools offer and what many parents want for their children.
The term "Zero Tolerance," as it applies to school policies, is well known in society. Examples that might come to mind include a seven-year-old being suspended for eating a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun or a teen being suspended for wearing an American flag shirt.
North Carolina taxpayers are the winners when public schools operate efficiently and when every public dollar is put to its best use and evaluated carefully.
North Carolina's public schools are currently producing better results than you might think, according to a recent analysis of independent testing data
Recently, there has been a significant amount of media coverage surrounding public charter schools. In his latest video, Lt. Governor Dan Forest dispels many of the myths perpetuated by those against school choice.
You may or may not have noticed but North Carolina's political leadership has undertaken a fundamental shift away from unqualified support of traditional public schools towards favoring charter, private and even online schools.
As North Carolina nears the 20th anniversary of the law that opened the door to public charter schools in the state, 82,000 students are enrolled now in charter schools
As regular readers already know, civil asset forfeiture is a legal process that empowers government agents to confiscate property they suspect has been used for, or derived from, criminal activity. It is a civil action against the property itself, which means the owner need not be convicted of a...
East Carolina University's College of Education hosted the spring 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on Jan. 30 for students and educators in the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership that supports the enhancement of 39 school systems in eastern North Carolina.
The State Board of Education will consider again in February a proposal enabling failing traditional public schools to apply for an exemption easing some state regulations so they can operate more like charter schools.
In Part 1, we looked at Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) enrollment as an indicator of the growing gap between the educational options now available at the traditional public schools and the options parents actually want for their children
How do North Carolinians feel about their schools and how their children are educated? The November Civitas Poll provided plenty of good information about those topics.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has signed on, in his capacity as governor, to an amicus brief filed by the state of South Carolina in the case of G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board. A bipartisan group of five other state officials have also joined the brief. The brief opposes...
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