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Negotiations fall apart

The big question after both the House and Senate dropped their budgets for the next two years wasn’t what their...

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What about the community colleges?

The community college system released its budget priorities back in January, and they include:  $12 million to complete funding for...

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Game of budgets: The plot thickens

The Senate budget plan for the next two years passed its chamber last week, which means the negotiation, machination, deliberation,...

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What to look for in the Senate budget

This week, the North Carolina Senate will introduce, debate, and likely pass its spending plan for the next two years....

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The teacher rally before the teacher rally

Ever since the announcement of the May 1 teacher rally, there has been a procession of articles, press releases, and...

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Why definitions matter

Last week, House Bill 276 passed the House. The bill would change the definition of what qualifies as a low-performing...

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Teacher rally continues to draw criticism and support

As the May 1 teacher rally approaches, things continue to heat up. So far, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools have made May...

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Teacher rallies, mystery education announcements, and more

Last year, on the first day of the short session of the General Assembly, teachers from around the state gathered...

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Not all bills are created equal

The General Assembly can be a confusing place — and not just because it’s built like a labyrinth and takes several...

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Education Whac-A-Mole

There was no shortage of education news last week, and it’s impossible at this point to get to it all....

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When not getting it right goes horribly wrong

Education policy is complicated, which is unfortunate because my job is to communicate to people what’s happening in the education...

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What to expect in North Carolina education this week

This coming week is going to be packed for North Carolina education, so I’m dedicating my column this morning to...