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‘George Floyd. We begin this meeting saying his name.’ State Board members discuss systemic racism.

“George Floyd. We begin this meeting saying his name. For anything less further supports the comfortable silence which surrounds and...

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Senate lawmakers advance enrollment growth funding for community colleges

In 2019, community colleges around the state saw their first large-scale growth systemwide after years of declining enrollment. A Senate...

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House committee wants seniors in one NC district to be able to get grades for spring semester

A House education committee moved forward legislation that would allow seniors in one school district to get a grade for...

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Wake County Public Schools leaders respond to ‘racist, vile, and thoughtless statements’ made by staff and students

The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) superintendent and the chair of its board of education released a joint statement...

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Task force finalizes recommendations with aim to improve reading outcomes

The State Board of Education Literacy Task Force unanimously approved its recommendations Monday on changes the state should make to...

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Will high school sports resume in the fall? The answer is complicated.

If North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers remain steady, some high school sports could return this fall. The N.C. Department of Health...

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NC Child releases annual indicators of children’s well-being for all 100 counties

NC Child, a nonprofit organization that focuses on issues that affect young children, has released its 2020 County Data Cards...

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Task force’s work on improving reading instruction to go before State Board next week

The State Board of Education Literacy Task Force is zeroing in on its final recommendations for how reading instruction should...

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Home visiting without home visiting: Programs adapt and support families — but with limited reach

Julie Smith, a licensed counselor for Child First, an intensive home visiting program that provides mental health support to young...

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Experts express concern about proposed definition of high-quality reading instruction

Words matter.  State education leaders have grappled over the right words to define “high quality reading instruction” for more than...

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Istation, mCLASS, or another tool? Districts will get to choose

The State Board of Education took up the distribution of federal COVID-19 funds, guidance for district remote learning plans, extension...

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State looking to change policy for students with specific learning disabilities

The policy for identifying and evaluating students for special services through the state’s special education program may change when the...