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State Board of Education not disclosing vote to sue over H.B. 17

The North Carolina State Board of Education last month used a rare exemption to go behind closed doors and vote...

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State has big math problem

If North Carolina were to secede from the union and become an independent country — no, conspiracy theorists, I’m not...

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The race for lieutenant governor: School choice merits stout defense

When Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and his Democratic challenger, former state Rep. Linda Coleman, met on September 13 for...

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Disagreement over charter approvals goes public

The State Board of Education’s Aug. 4 decision to reject five of the 13 charter school applications that were earlier...

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How To Pay Teachers More

State lawmakers in Raleigh are about to release their budget plans for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Although they may not...

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Halifax needs conservative reforms

In recent years, advocates on the left and right have advanced reforms designed to improve low-performing public schools in North...

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Average teacher pay stats can mislead

RALEIGH — Is North Carolina’s average teacher pay a reflection of the “greening” of our work force? Probably. In March,...

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Classroom technology: Hope or hype?

Digital devices dominate hopes and headlines in education today. They’re heralded as a way to boost learning outcomes, sharpen 21st-century...

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Paying lip service to career readiness

This article was originally published in the Carolina Journal on April 2, 2015.   For today’s students ― tomorrow’s earners...