Articles & Letters

12/19/14 Diverse group lobbying for local control of school calendars

“After a decade of longer summer vacations, North Carolina school leaders are pushing for more control of their academic calendars.”

12/18/14 Driver’s ed funding tops Wake school board agenda

“Wake County school leaders said Tuesday that the state’s decision to eliminate funding for driver’s education could put students at risk and lead to higher costs for families and taxpayers.”
12/18/14 Virtual charter schools on path to opening in North Carolina

“North Carolina schoolchildren may be attending classes on their home computers next year, after a state education committee moved the applications of two proposed virtual charter schools forward Wednesday.”

12/17/14 Virtual charter school proposals get OK from NC review board

“Despite some reservations, plans for two online charter schools received the blessing of a state advisory board on Wednesday.”

12/17/14 Special report: Inside the Koch-backed history lessons North Carolina wants to teach high school students

“Public high school students in North Carolina will be taught from a lesson plans and worksheets prepared by an organization closely tied to the billionaire Koch brothers, if the state’s Department of Public Instruction gets its way.”

12/16/14 Flexibility, clarity key to replacing Common Core standards

“Members of a state commission have identified their top priorities for revising the Common Core academic standards used for North Carolina’s public school students.”

12/16/14 NC standards panel to get funds, leader says

“A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina’s public schools says he’s been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.”
12/16/14 NC education standards panel to get funds, leader says

“A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina’s public schools says he’s been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.”

12/15/14 Wake County schools want to abolish state A-F grading system

“Wake County school leaders want the General Assembly to abolish a new program that will give every public school in the state an A through F grade based on students’ performance on exams.”

12/15/14 Education standards review commission to get funding

“The Academic Standards Review Commission has been working on a big task with no money to accomplish it. That will change, Chairman Andre Peek said Monday.”

VIDEOS

12/18/14 Wake school board member’s T-shirt sparks debate

“Opening statements are nothing new for members of the Wake County School Board. But on Tuesday night, board member Keith Sutton made his statement with his wardrobe.”

12/17/14 Police Arrest Man Responsible for Social Media Threats Against CMS School

“Police have charged Patrick Brehm with anonymous or threatening letters, mailing or transmitting in connection to online threats made against Providence High School.”

12/16/14 Wake School Board Talks Teacher Pay Raises, Funding Driver’s Ed

“Teacher pay raises and an increase in the cost of driver’s education for students are two of the hot topics up for discussion Tuesday at the Wake County School Board Meeting.”

12/16/14 NC Standards Panel to Get Funds, Leader Says

“A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina’s public schools says he’s been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.”

12/16/14 Wake Co. school board debates pay raise distribution

“The Wake County school board is discussing how and when to distribute $3.7 million allocated by county commissioners for teacher pay raises.”