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Board of Education gives virtual charter OK to drop management company

The State Board of Education (SBE) met for a special telephonic meeting on Monday, in part to approve a request...

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How Forsyth Tech is working to engage thousands of area high school graduates to continue their education

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Decision on NC Connections virtual public charter is delayed once again

The state’s Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) was stuck on a decision for months and eventually decided to punt to...

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State Board of Education holds Spring planning and work meetings

The State Board of Education met for planning and work sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, amid the backdrop of a...

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Florence impact makes attending teacher rally tough call for some educators

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Legislators, public workers advocate for public employees’ right to collective bargaining

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