What to teach and how to teach in the news today

Yesterday at the meeting of the N.C. State Board of Education, we learned more about NC’s new financial literacy course, why it’s complicated to implement the legislation mandating the course, and the impact on social studies requirements. Keung Hui reports for The News and Observer and The Charlotte Observer. Kelly Hinchcliffe reports for WRAL.

Here is the agenda for today’s meeting of the N.C. State Board of Education.


  • A Decade of Decline at America’s Teacher Preparation Programs: New Numbers Show Enrollment of Aspiring Educators Has Fallen By More Than a Third Since 2010

    The 74 | 12/03/2019

  • Fewer NC teachers are passing licensure tests. Is that hurting student performance?

    The News & Observer | 12/04/2019

  • New funding may help school districts enhance security, prevent violence

    Carolina Public Press | 12/04/2019

  • NC education agency, Istation seek ruling in ongoing fight over K-3 reading test

    WRAL | 12/04/2019

  • Senate Reaches Bipartisan Agreement to Fund HBCUs

    US News & World Report | 12/04/2019

  • IDEA Dispute Resolution Activity in Selected States Varied Based on School Districts’ Characteristics

    GAO | 11/29/2019

  • Do teachers have biased academic perceptions of their English learner students?

    Brookings | 12/03/2019

  • US College Leaders See Too Much Competition Ahead

    Voice of America | 12/03/2019


These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Education Next, Vox, Governing, NPR Ed, The News & Observer and Wake Ed Blog, The Charlotte Observer, Carolina Public Press, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer, The Greenville Daily Reflector, Wilmington-Star News, The Hickory Daily Record, The Durham Herald-Sun, The Greensboro News & Record, The Lexington Dispatch, FOX Breaking News, WRAL, WUNC Radio, The Associated Press, State Government Radio, The Governor’s News, The Lieutenant Governor’s News, The N.C. General Assembly’s News, DPI’s News, The Carolina Journal, NC Policy Watch, and NC SPIN. If you have a source you’d like us to consider or an article you think needs to be included, email mrash@ednc.org.


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