North Carolina


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Constitutional rights denied
May 10, 1:56 PM:

Report finds 3 Halifax County school systems are most segregated in NC. Could deny kids constitutional rights, and harm education. Shocking figures show big achievement gap. Strong argument for uniting districts, but >

N.C. lottery scholarships may be ended
May 10, 1:38 PM:

Catch-22 for NC Legislature: counties need lottery money to pay off school construction costs; community college students rely on money for financial help. Scales seem to be tipping in favor of former. No easy solutions. >

Education threatened by budget knife
May 9, 10:41 AM:

Editorial bemoans House budget's deep ed spending cuts. Argues counties should raise local taxes to fill gap. Look closely at disputed 18K job loss figure. Big difference between cutting "bloated" state government and >

Manual-Education rally supports teacher, education funding
May 6, 11:43 AM:

Morehead City educators want local money if state funding is cut. Specifics here on how they could provide more dollars, including tax hike. No reaction from commissioners. Tell us what they think since they hold cards. >

No silver bullet for education woes
May 6, 6:41 AM:

References somber research on education reform efforts. Disappointing piece with little to say. Takes shots at those making efforts to improve schools and offers nothing else. Criticizes pay-for-performance plans while >

'No more cuts'
May 4, 7:42 AM:

Teachers and students protest K-12 cuts and call for 1% sales tax extension to save 117 jobs. Argue NC can't afford cuts and must build on rising graduation rate. Sounds reasonable, but short on details of funding and >

Triangle schools expect cuts; issue is, how much?
May 3, 8:49 AM:

Offers a peek at how state budget cuts could affect districts in Research Triangle region. Problem is reporting implies that all cuts will negatively impact kids. Not true if Superintendents are making wise decisions and >

Hagan, Duncan tout Durham school as way to curb 'dropout factories'
May 2, 3:02 PM:

Ed Sec and NC lawmaker discuss uplifting low-performing schools. Relationships and expectations are key at highlighted nontraditional school. Are alternative methods the secret to getting would-be dropouts engaged? >

Plan O puts Goldsboro school in tizzy
Apr 29, 1:07 PM:

Goldsboro high school scrambles to win President Obama's appearance at commencement.  Highlights schools specialized curriculum and impressive resume. Posts 100 percent graduation rate for three years and holds state's >

N.C. House passes bill on CMS pay plan
Apr 29, 11:31 AM:

NC House gives go-ahead to performance pay for Charlotte teachers. Some angry that educator consent isn't required as originally promised. Reporting doesn't tell us why provision was stripped. Peek at eval exam content >

Wake schools might cut some teacher assistant, custodial jobs
Apr 28, 12:02 PM:

Wake County, NC,  could lose teacher assistants and custodians as cuts $30M more than expected. Officers warn this will impact students --  tell us how. Find research on benefits of teaching assistants.


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Merging school systems may not save that much money
Apr 28, 11:46 AM:

Editorial unconvinced by push to consolidate NC city districts. Argues savings will be minimal with possibility of spending increases in future. Raises some valid points. What it doesn’t do is propose cost-cutting >

Lawmaker pushes for deal on pay performance plan
Apr 22, 6:30 AM:

NC Rep seeking teacher input on performance pay bill. Plan should be “fair and effective,” but seems to be some fear-mongering by teachers. Change will always be met with resistance. Keep improved education of students >

Dismissal stands against Wake board
Apr 20, 3:01 PM:

NC Court of Appeals says Wake Co. Board violated open-meetings law but says violations don't merit additional action and upheld ruling dismissing suit. Lots of past details, but nothing on whether either side will >

Union Independent becomes a charter
Apr 19, 8:35 AM:

Global Scholars, formerly Union Independent School, to open as a charter.  The Durham County, NC charter looks to continue to help "at risk" children from the community but with no mention of how they actually plan on >

Bill would let home-schooled students play for public teams
Apr 18, 8:23 AM:

NC bill to open interscholastic competition to students not enrolled in traditional public school. Athletic associations, opponents say teams' viability at stake and checking eligibility would be increasingly difficult. >

Outcry for increasing charters sets off alarms
Apr 18, 7:02 AM:

GOP lawmakers want NC students to have more choices. Charter quality varies, but what are optimal conditions for success? Look to states that have strong charter laws and highlight what strong approval and accountability >

Parents rally for more CMS money
Apr 14, 10:39 AM:

Facing severe budget cuts, Charlotte-Mechlenburg School District residents rallied for more funds. Super says school progress jeopardized. What would that progress be? Nothing here on district achievement or realistic >

Bill would make NC 1th graders take national test
Apr 13, 9:05 AM:

NC considers bill requiring all 11th graders to take ACT, with pretests in grades 8 and 10. Supporters claim national college entrance exam better way to measure achievement than others. Where’s the data to back this up? >

Charter barter
Apr 13, 6:09 AM:

NC charter bill has been batted back and forth between parties and has seen many changes to its content and quality. In latest version, cap not eliminated, just increased amid concerns of opponents over too many schools. >



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