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General Assembly passes COVID-19 relief

The General Assembly passed a COVID-19 relief package on Saturday, May 2 that includes about $231.6 million for K-12 education...

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See where your county stands with child care access and closures

As the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans a gradual reopening, early childhood advocates are pointing to the...

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House passes COVID-19 spending bill

The full House passed its COVID-19 appropriations bill today which amounts to more than $291 million for K-12 education, according...

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Istation controversy, DPI audit, a path to reopening schools, extension of emergency leave: State Board recap

Today’s emergency State Board of Education meeting was packed with items, including a discussion about a new procurement process for...

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Exceptional Children: Will North Carolina seek flexibility with special education laws?

The U.S. Department of Education is not recommending that Congress waive any material provision of laws aimed at protecting students...

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Legislature advances education spending plans in House and Senate

House and Senate committees took up COVID-19 spending bills today that include funds and provisions related to education. The House...

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AP exams: The latest on schedules, format, help, accessibility, and grading

Here’s what we know as of April 28, 2020, about the status of AP testing. There will be no face-to-face...

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COVID-19 dominates this General Assembly short session

The 2020 short session of the General Assembly launched today, and the focus both of the process and content was...

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Department of Education announces $307.5 million for states in K-12 and postsecondary grant competitions

On April 27, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the launch of two new grant competitions for states “to create...

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How the early learning community is leading the pandemic response in a rural corner of western NC

When Nickey Stamey was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was comforted by the way her community in western North Carolina...

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The COVID-19 session of the legislature: What to expect

The General Assembly short session starting on Tuesday will be unlike any seen in recent history. For starters, the building...

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Gov. Cooper closes NC schools for the rest of the school year

Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that he is closing schools for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year....