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House committee wants seniors in one NC district to be able to get grades for spring semester

A House education committee moved forward legislation that would allow seniors in one school district to get a grade for...

Wake County Public Schools leaders respond to ‘racist, vile, and thoughtless statements’ made by staff and students

The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) superintendent and the chair of its board of education released a joint statement...

Task force finalizes recommendations with aim to improve reading outcomes

The State Board of Education Literacy Task Force unanimously approved its recommendations Monday on changes the state should make to...

Will high school sports resume in the fall? The answer is complicated.

If North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers remain steady, some high school sports could return this fall. The N.C. Department of Health...

NC Child releases annual indicators of children’s well-being for all 100 counties

NC Child, a nonprofit organization that focuses on issues that affect young children, has released its 2020 County Data Cards...

Task force’s work on improving reading instruction to go before State Board next week

The State Board of Education Literacy Task Force is zeroing in on its final recommendations for how reading instruction should...

Home visiting without home visiting: Programs adapt and support families — but with limited reach

Julie Smith, a licensed counselor for Child First, an intensive home visiting program that provides mental health support to young...

Experts express concern about proposed definition of high-quality reading instruction

Words matter.  State education leaders have grappled over the right words to define “high quality reading instruction” for more than...

Istation, mCLASS, or another tool? Districts will get to choose

The State Board of Education took up the distribution of federal COVID-19 funds, guidance for district remote learning plans, extension...

State looking to change policy for students with specific learning disabilities

The policy for identifying and evaluating students for special services through the state’s special education program may change when the...

With social distancing and protective gear in place, some community college students return to campus

Almost two months after community colleges moved the vast majority of their classes online, some community college students were allowed...

Fund balances: Do school districts have enough in savings to weather COVID-19’s perfect storm?

Available fund balances at most North Carolina school districts are lower than they were in 2013, according to the most...

NC should measure children’s social and emotional health, a report says. Here’s how.

Experts in children’s health are worried about the COVID-19 ordeal’s potential effects on young brains. Especially in the earliest years...

Expecting school to reopen like normal next year? Don’t.

“I will be blunt. Since the start of our switch to remote learning in March, I have held the belief...

DHHS grants will help child care centers that remained open or are reopening

Financial relief could come as soon as next week for child care centers that have been caring for children despite...