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The Stanly County school board recently unanimously passed a measure that would allow the Stanly County sheriff to use armed volunteers to help protect students. A pilot program will start in April at four elementary schools. North Carolina legislators passed a law that gave school districts authority to use ...
A North Carolina teacher who was accused in a letter of having a "lack of testosterone" and being a "wuss" for not wanting to arm teachers got the last ... in The Charlotte Observer that more counselors and social workers are needed instead of armed teachers following the Valentine Day's mass school ...

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina school board has approved a program which would allow armed volunteers to serve as school resource officers. Local media report the Stanly County School Board has unanimously approved a program presented buy Sheriff George Burris. The Stanly County ...
During the school day activities related to civic activism and gun violence will be threaded throughout the day but won't involve leaving the building. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina has been fielding calls from students and parents worried that walkouts could bring harsh punishment.
NC State researchers who asked elementary students to name five wild animals native to North Carolina found a connection between kids' biodiversity ... The survey is one of several environmental education studies examining how students learn about biodiversity and whether they have an interest in ...
State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced a $4.8 million plan to buy books, digital subscriptions and other reading aids for 479,000 K-3 students across North Carolina. The allotment comes to $200 per teacher in those grades and will be distributed this month to school districts and charter schools.

RALEIGH -- U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11th District) thinks boosting funding for school resource officers -- not gun control -- is the best way to protect schools. Meadows on Tuesday introduced two bills to enhance school security after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...
Most North Carolina educators think it's a bad idea to let teachers carry guns in the classroom, and they say arming teachers would make schools less safe and harm the learning environment, according to a newly released poll. The Valentine's Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...
The State Board of Education had asked to be dropped from the Leandro court case because it says North Carolina has made improvements since the state Supreme Court declared in 1997 that the state constitution guarantees every child "an opportunity to receive a sound basic education." In an order ...
Recently released figures from the state Department of Public Instruction put the average salary for a North Carolina public school teacher at $51,214 this ... The National Education Association has not released this year's annual report on teacher pay, but last school year the national average salary was ...
The answer at the state level in North Carolina is a resounding "no." Pretty much everyone from the state superintendent to the chairman of the state school board to leaders with the North Carolina Association of Educators say it is a bad idea. They are opposed because they say teachers are not in favor of ...
When a group of state legislators in North Carolina meet Wednesday to study whether large county school districts should be allowed to break apart into smaller school systems, it will mark the opening bid in a divisive debate over the limits of local control that has consequences for the entire country.
The 74 is proud to partner with Axios and the Walton Family Foundation to present a special conversation about schools and state-level education policy with a trio of governors from across the political spectrum. "Raising the Bar: A Conversation on Education in America" (see details and RSVP here) will ...
In 2011, Republicans said they wanted to change the status quo when they took control of North Carolina's state legislature for the first time in more than 100 years. Seven years later, the changes have been especially apparent in K-12 education for the more than 1.7 million children enrolled in public, ...
North Carolina teacher takes home national honors from National Education Association ... In 2016-17, he was the North Carolina Teacher of the Year. ... Cavnar, who's served as an adviser to the State Board of Education, has a reputation for his strong support of the state's public schools and the arts.
The Education Savings Account is a new state program that allows families of qualified children with disabilities to apply for a taxpayer-funded account to pay for educational expenses while attending a private school. The savings account falls under the umbrella of North Carolina's expanding school choice ...
A charter school advocate who helps North Carolina pick which new charter schools should be approved is charging that traditional public schools are serving subsidized meals to students who don't need them - such as children of doctors and lawyers. Charter schools are publicly funded schools that are ...
North Carolina's top school official says he's against asking teachers to carry guns and that the state should instead provide more money to hire police officers to make schools safer following the recent Florida school massacre. President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association have been among ...
The education Savings Account is a new state program that allows families of qualified children with disabilities to apply for a taxpayer-funded account to pay for educational expenses while attending a private school. The savings account falls under the umbrella of North Carolina's expanding school choice ...
Last month, the New York Times Magazine pointed out that North Carolina was the site of some of the earliest and most influential research on the effectiveness of early childhood education, helping transform our understanding of how young children learn. We'll be talking about that legacy at next week's ...
The "gifted gap" that shortchanges black and Hispanic students across America is especially intense in North Carolina, a new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute shows. The institute, an education reform think tank with offices in Ohio and Washington, D.C., reviewed national data on gifted ...
BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina college men's tennis coach has been suspended after one of his players made a racially charged comment to ... Brown, who's white, was suspended indefinitely after Sunday's match with John Wilson of North Carolina A&T State University, a historically black college.
North Carolina's teacher merit bonuses are booming, with about 8,800 expecting raises in this week's paycheck based on their students' 2017 achievements. ... The General Assembly mandated a state report based on the first two years of data; that will be presented to the state Board of education in March.
By Kelly Hinchcliffe, WRAL education reporter. Raleigh, N.C. -- Auditors from Ernst & Young will be at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction next week to begin an in-depth review of the agency's operations, the state superintendent announced Wednesday. The findings are due by April 1.
So she's turning to a new state program that provides taxpayer-funded debit cards to parents of students with disabilities to cover education-related services. North Carolina's new Education Savings Account program provides parents of special-needs students up to $9,000 a year for tuition, tutoring and ...
North Carolina and other Southern states need to quickly do more to improve K-12 education as the number of "disadvantaged students" increases in the region's public schools, according to a new report. "Accelerating the Pace: The Future of Education in the American South," a report released Tuesday, ...
Issues with school funding and student achievement dropped North Carolina to 40th in the country in a new report card on public education, continuing a downward trend in the rankings for the Tar Heel State. North Carolina received a C- grade and a score of 70.6 out of a possible 100 in the 2018 Quality ...
That will be progress toward finally getting all of the 263 million children and youth in our world out of school an opportunity to get an education. You can help this happen by asking the rest of the North Carolina delegation to join Rep. Partrick McHenry in cosponsoring H.R. 466 in the House, or senators to ...
However, it seems a lot of people are thinking about how the state funds public education and that is a good thing: public education consumes almost 40 percent of the state budget and provides for economic productivity, democratic participation, and a higher quality of life for North Carolina residents.
Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland announced he will be serving as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission starting July 1. The announcement, which was made via twitter on Friday night, indicated he had received the ...
And as the report points out, North Carolina is one of a handful of states that cut income tax rates in recent years. The state is currently ranked in the bottom third of states for teacher pay and per-student spending. Recent research has tied increased education funding to better results for students, especially ...
North Carolina's top court has decided to hear litigation over new laws transferring power from the State Board of education to the school superintendent, rather than let a ... The education board successfully argued the case was so important that it should bypass the intermediate-level Court of Appeals.
Bob Spearman, a North Carolina attorney who represented poor, rural students in the landmark Leandro v. State of North Carolina education case, died Sunday at the age of 74. Spearman died after dealing with dementia and Parkinson's disease, according to an obituary reported by EducationNC.
Latest rankings from education Week Research Center show North Carolina ranks 40th in the country when it comes to public education. Results were shared in the Quality Counts 2018 report. The center has been conducting this research for more than 20 years. This time states were judged on chance for ...
In a break with a long tradition, North Carolina's largest public school employee organization won't invite the state's education superintendent to its ... The president of the North Carolina Association of educators tells WRAL-TV the group has many reasons to not invite Superintendent Mark Johnson to its ...
By law, all driver's education students will be given a handbook, which will now include information on what to do if they see those blue lights. (Teen driver). Thursday, December 28, 2017 08:06AM. RALEIGH --. North Carolina driver's education students will have more reading to do starting Monday. The new material is ...
The College was one of nine educational institutions from North Carolina and South Carolina selected to receive funding in 2017-18. More than 550 students across two states will benefit from this year's funding. Three IME Becas scholarship recipients represented Meredith College at the event. Maria Ariza-Rodriguez is a ...
"The State Board of education is appealing a lower court ruling in July that upheld a state law that shifts more control over public education operations to State ... the new law 'will move the entire $10 billion public school system under the control of a single individual for the first time in North Carolina history.
The first campus center funded by CAO is the Economic Mobility Center at Winston-Salem University, which received $3 million in funding to address education, health care and income disparities in its region of Forsyth County, North Carolina. When CAO was launched in January, TMCF received criticism ...
But the legislation proposed last week by Representative Virginia Foxx, the North Carolina Republican who chairs the House education committee, would cap annual borrowing amounts for grad students at $28,500 annually. The bill also would change benefits for borrowers by altering income-driven ...
A high court ruling here is desperately needed, and the most sensible one would support the State Board and thus the quality of North Carolina's education system. When the superintendent is an ideologue as Johnson appears to be, the State Board at least can moderate the office and keep the public ...
In North Carolina, the state government provides the bulk of public education funding. And while the overall contribution is up, per-pupil spending, adjusted for inflation, is down. Plus, there are about 10,000 fewer public school teachers in the state, despite growing enrollment, said Mark Jewell of the North ...
North Carolina's top court has decided to hear litigation over new laws transferring power from the State Board of education to the school superintendent, rather than let a ... The education board successfully argued the case was so important that it should bypass the intermediate-level Court of Appeals.
WILMINGTON -- Lucky lottery players in Southeastern North Carolina must go to a new site to pick up their prizes. The N.C. education Lottery announced it will move its Wilmington office to 123 North Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140, opening 9 a.m. Monday. The current office at 5214 market St., Suite ...
Michael Lee Nivens is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hoke County, N.C., Sheriff's Office. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Nivens was wanted in connection with the attack Monday, Dec. 3, 2017, on a teacher... RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) -- A man who beat a teacher inside a North Carolina ...
Rob Bryan, a Republican from Mecklenburg County who introduced the bill creating the new district, and Darrell Allison, who heads the pro-school choice group Parents For Educational Freedom in North Carolina. "Achievement For All children believes every child deserves the opportunity at a great ...
North Carolina's lottery -- looking for that next game or technology to generate more sales and profits for public education -- is taking it slow on expanding further online sales as traditional lottery retailers and social conservatives express reservations. The North Carolina education Lottery Commission ...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's lottery -- looking for that next game or technology to generate more sales and profits for public education -- is taking it slow on expanding further online sales as traditional lottery retailers and social conservatives express reservations. The North Carolina education ...
The ranks of immigrant students learning English grew by more than 12,000 students across North Carolina this year, with Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools leading the list. The tally, which will be presented to the state Board of education this week, is another sign of the changing face of public education.


 

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