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I think my child has a learning disability. What should I do now?

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Educators: Share your thoughts on special education funding cap

At EdNC, we’ve listened to teachers, and we’ve heard about challenges they face in schools to provide services to exceptional...

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‘Whole Child’ committee ready to present first set of recommendations to State Board of Education

Nearly four years after an inter-agency advisory committee was commissioned to examine non-academic barriers to success for North Carolina students,...

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This is why your Wake County property tax bill is higher

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Community College System hopes new law will ease recent application issues

A new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper on Friday amends the statute which governs in-state determination for tuition at...

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5 takeaways from the State Board of Community Colleges monthly meeting

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What will the future of educator prep look like in NC? This Community of Practice is searching for answers.

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App Academy lab results come back positive – for joy and engagement

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