Articles & Letters

12/10/14 Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

“Declaring early childhood education “one of the best investments we can make,” President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on programs for young learners.”

12/9/14 Pitt County schools back before the Fourth Circuit on desegregation orders

“Parties in the Pitt County school desegregation case are back before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond this morning to argue their second appeal in three years, this time over a September 2013 order from U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard removing the school district from federal court oversight.”

12/8/14 Wake schools testing student ‘bring-your-own-device’ program

“Schools have been infusing classrooms with technology for years, but the adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops has been slow.”

12/8/14 White House focuses on computer science in schools

“Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today’s teenagers. But finding out how to make computers work has taken a backseat to other priorities in U.S. schools.”

12/8/14 Charter school study in Wake County may provide focus for urban renewal efforts

“A study of 662 families who had at least one child enrolled in a popular Wake County charter school finds that many families with children enrolled in charter schools are likely to move to be close to the school.”



12/10/14 Three CMS Schools Receive Grant from Belk

“Three Charlotte Mecklenburg schools received a total of $200,000 from Belk to renovate their media centers.”

12/9/14 NC Ranks First in National Board Teaching Certification

“New numbers released show North Carolina leads the nation with the most National Board certified teachers. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the highest possible certification in the teaching profession and helps North Carolina educators earn a 12 percent pay raise.”

12/8/14 Wake Schools tests ‘Bring Your Own Device’ program

“Some Wake County schools are trying out a program to allow students to bring their own electronic devices to class to complete school work.”

12/8/14 Robots attend class for Durham students who can’t go to school

“After missing more than 100 days of school last year due to suffering from painful syndromes, Max became the first student in the state to use the VGo robotic technology to give him access to academic and the school social scene.”