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An expanded tool box for NC law enforcement: The NC HOPE Act

In an age marked by political division and a reported decline in civil discourse, there are too few areas of...

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AskNC: Why does North Carolina tax the pensions of some military retirees?

When thinking about where to retire, people consider many factors, including distance to family and climate. For many, the decision...

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Building community one bus ride at a time

“What did my child do?” For most parents, getting a phone call from their child’s school is bad news. When...

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NEA rankings are in: Where North Carolina falls on teacher pay and per-pupil spending

North Carolina’s average teacher pay is estimated to cross the $50,000 mark this year, according to a new report from...

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AskNC: What percentage of lottery money goes to education?

In 2005, Governor Mike Easley signed into law the North Carolina State Lottery Act and the 2005 Appropriations Act, creating...

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The nation’s report card: NAEP results from North Carolina and beyond

On Tuesday, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data was released. This data includes the mathematics and reading test scores...

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How are North Carolina’s children doing? It depends where they live.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, so this week we take a look at how North Carolina’s children are faring....

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AskNC: Why are the lieutenant governor and governor elected separately?

Since the creation of the office of lieutenant governor in 1868, voters have elected the governor and lieutenant governor separately...

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AskNC: Putting the public back in public policy

Why does North Carolina elect a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor separately? Why are our community colleges, four-year institutions, and...

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Latest Highlights of the Public School Budget report released

Did public school enrollment in North Carolina increase or decrease this year? How much funding is the state providing for...

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Advising leads to more engaged community college students

Over the last four months, our Reach NC Voices team traveled the state with the goal of visiting all 58 community...

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The class size debate: 5 important findings from research

Teachers, parents, and district leaders are passionate about mandated class size reductions slated to take effect next school year. Reducing class sizes is...