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Members of a House money committee scrapped a bill earmarking funds for Interstate 73, designed to extend between Roanoke and the North Carolina line. The bill by Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, cleared the General Assembly last year, but lawmakers slapped on a clause requiring the legislation to pass ...
Other local schools are planning walk-outs on Wednesday, which will be the one-month anniversary of that Florida shooting, which killed 17 people at Marjory ... In some ways, North Carolina has tougher restrictions than other states - like a law requiring background checks for private sales of handguns.

Other local schools are planning walk-outs on Wednesday, which will be the one-month anniversary of that Florida shooting, which killed 17 people at Marjory ... In some ways, North Carolina has tougher restrictions than other states - like a law requiring background checks for private sales of handguns.
Military veterans who want to protect schools as part of their "civic duty" could earn a federal tax credit and work in schools without being "deputized by local law enforcement" under proposals being put forth by a powerful House Republican. Rep. Mark Meadows, who represents westernmost North Carolina ...
An expert says North Carolina schools aren't prepared for a significant cyber security attack, EdNC reported Wednesday. ... Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, gave lawmakers a sobering look at the cybersecurity landscape during Tuesday's Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee meeting.
February 22, 2017: The Education Department withdraws guidance that required public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms that match ... Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, introduces her bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The proposed legislation makes significant ...

Making schools safe .... "Volunteer school resource officers must have renewed law enforcement training certified by either the North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training ... N.C. Superintendent of Schools Mark Johnson said in an email to other officials that he is firmly against arming teachers.
A 2013 North Carolina law allowing volunteer officers in schools may get more attention in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre. House Speaker Tim Moore is talking about the law that allows sheriffs' offices and police departments to set up volunteer school safety resource programs using ...
... doing," says Matt Ellinwood, the director of the education and law project at the North Carolina Justice Center. "It's amazing the can of worms you open up when you start talking about this. You hear a lot of rhetoric from the segregation era about neighborhood schools and fear that diversity will harm their ...
A new state legislative committee may consider arming North Carolina teachers in the aftermath of last week's mass school shooting in Florida. ... Tuesday that he's forming a new school safety committee that will be charged with developing recommendations for how to improve safety in the state's schools.
Now, North Carolina's Republican state lawmakers want to consider other ways. Next week, a legislative study committee will hold its first meeting to discuss whether to allow consolidated school systems to break apart again. The committee was authorized by a 2017 bill that passed with considerable ...
A legislative deal announced Thursday means North Carolina elementary schools won't have to reduce class sizes this year that school officials said could potentially threaten art, music and physical education programs. State Republican legislative leaders said they will phase in the smaller class sizes in ...
They made some changes in 2017. The law is scheduled to go into effect for the 2018-19 school year. But some school officials and legislators say the state is moving too quickly and the law will force schools to offer fewer classes in non-core subjects like art, music, physical education and foreign language ...
North Carolina's top legislative leaders believe communities should consider a 2013 state law allowing retired police officers to provide additional armed protection at schools. Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:06 p.m. ... Berger and Moore said the program was one of many ideas for safer schools. Moore has formed a school safety study ...
The Republicans promptly passed legislation taking control of the fund and committed its dollars to public school systems in the eight counties the pipeline will pass through. The change was tied to legislation to alleviate a public schools funding crisis over a mandate to reduce K-3 class sizes, leaving ...
Now, North Carolina's Republican state lawmakers want to consider other ways. Next week, a legislative study committee will hold its first meeting to discuss whether to allow consolidated school systems to break apart again. The committee was authorized by a 2017 bill that passed with considerable ...
The folks opposed to the plan are looking down the road and seeing a new economic alibi for retrograde public education. From the Raleigh N&O: On facebook, Raleigh resident John Law said he too feared breaking up Wake schools would lead to resegregation. "We had two systems when I was in ...

The North Carolina education Lottery has been examining "digital instants" already being offered by lotteries in three other states. ... government watchdog office presented to a legislative oversight committee Thursday suggested online games among the options to increase net profits for public education.
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 .... A legislative committee is looking at how public schools are funded and could recommend major changes in how the state's K-12 education budget is ...
A legislative deal announced Thursday means North Carolina elementary schools won't have to reduce class sizes this year that school officials said could potentially threaten art, music and physical education programs. State Republican legislative leaders said they will phase in the smaller class sizes in ...
They made some changes in 2017. The law is scheduled to go into effect for the 2018-19 school year. But some school officials and legislators say the state is moving too quickly and the law will force schools to offer fewer classes in non-core subjects like art, music, physical education and foreign language ...
State lawmakers will begin studying next week how to break up North Carolina school districts, potentially paving the way for splitting large school systems like Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg. A newly formed joint legislative study committee is charged with reporting back by May 1 on whether to ...
Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday he would not veto a bill that would give North Carolina elementary schools more time to reduce class sizes but includes other legislative changes he opposes. The bill would phase in class-size changes in kindergarten through third grade over the next four years instead ...
Whisnant had the the opportunity to serve on the Joint Ways & Means; Public Safety and education Subcommittees; E-Board; Joint Legislative Audits; Joint Transparency Advisory; Joint Interim ... After my term ends, Josie and I plan to travel more and spend more time with family in North Carolina. I plan to ...
Around the same time, Ellis echoed George in his role opposing integration as special counsel to the Pearsall Committee, set up by the North Carolina governor to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling in Brown V. Board Of Education. "[T]he present integration movement in the public schools is but a part of a ...
C., is the chairwoman of the committee proposing the PROSPER Act. The act would be the first changes to the Higher education Act of 1965 since ... Another 36 institutions -- four of which are in North Carolina -- would be marked as ineligible under the bill, an analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education ...
And there were growing worries that the lost tax revenue - estimated at $3.5 billion this year alone - was beginning to significantly hurt core public services such as schools. "I don't know the people who this benefits," Henry said of the North Carolina tax cut. Changing the national tax code is much different ...
"At a time when our economy is demanding more education for more of our citizens, we cannot erect new barriers for the millions of Americans who need affordable higher education," wrote Margaret Spellings, president of the University of North Carolina system and a former education secretary, under ...
After a flurry of movement this week on the reauthorization of the federal law governing higher education, which is overdue for an update, the U.S. House of ... "For instance," he said, "schools will get to pick which standard of evidence they will use in disciplinary proceedings," as long as that standard is ...
Thom Tillis, who served as speaker of the North Carolina House from 2011 to 2014 and oversaw the tax reform legislation. He said the reforms, which included large cuts to the corporate and individual tax rates, a doubling of the standard deduction and a broadening of the sales tax base, turned the state's ...
Program opponents say the savings accounts take money from public schools that districts can't afford to lose. Little time was offered for legislative debate about the savings accounts this year. There's no published study yet comparing academic outcomes for students in the North Carolina programs ...
One of North Carolina's two full-time online charter schools--which opened as part of a temporary pilot program--is asking state lawmakers to make the schools permanent. Officials with North Carolina Connections Academy also requested more money from the state at a Joint Legislative education ...
North Carolina's two online charter schools are both considered low performing by the state, but the leaders of the schools say they should be allowed ... The State Board of education reluctantly approved the two virtual charter schools in 2015 after state lawmakers passed a law requiring the state to allow a ...
White points out North Carolina's legislative appointment of the ... office location far away from the education focus of a university campus.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- Churches in North Carolina are evaluating their security plans following Sunday's shooting massacre at a Texas ...
A law requiring smaller class sizes for K-3 classrooms was created in last year's state budget and originally required schools to put the smaller ...
Opponents of a North Carolina law that restricted restroom access for .... Issues like the economy and education now appear most crucial to ...
The Koch message on schools is shared by education Secretary Betsy ... Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. ... The law would expand the availability of education savings accounts to ...
2017 Legislative Policy Forum delivers promising policies on taxes, health care, education ... from speakers about tax, health care and education reforms specific to Georgia. ... Meanwhile, North Carolina surged ahead to No.
MEBANE -- Alamance-Burlington schools are still feeling the effects of a decision ... and former legislative director with the State Board of education, presented ... Board of Education would not be "forced" on North Carolina.
A Democratic state legislator from rural North Carolina who is often aligned with GOP colleagues on major legislation is officially joining the ... Caucus that will stand with him in fighting to improve education, grow the economy, ...
Horn is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in District ... and is an education policy consultant working with the Education and Law Project. ... Newton-Conover City schools Superintendent David Stegall ...
University of North Carolina Wilmington ... UNCW and New Hanover County schools are inviting the community to weigh in and "dream ... The lab school initiative is the result of recent legislation designed to provide enhanced learning ... As a leader in education, the Watson College of Education is dedicated to providing ...
California recently enacted legislation to ensure student loan borrowers ... York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, ... for Californians who attended schools owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., ...
WITH education Secretary Betsy DeVos championing "school choice" and ... Durham public schools (DPS) serves about 34,000 students each day at 54 ... Recently, North Carolina officials passed a law that allows for the ...
Roy Cooper announced North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan, intended to ... collaborative action across the health, law enforcement, education, ...
Those schools may be experiencing growth, but test scores may still be ... So they passed legislation in August that required North Carolina's ...
The North Carolina education Lottery's top leader is retiring early next ... fifth employee when hired to lead its legislative and communications ...
Group tied to rich donor who backed NC school takeover law now wants to run those schools ... Carolina law that will have charter school operators and education ... TeamCFA already has 13 charter schools in North Carolina.
A school network founded by a wealthy Oregon resident is expanding quickly in North Carolina. John Bryan founded the charter network ...


 

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