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Governor’s commission adopts its own Leandro recommendations

On Thursday, the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education unanimously voted to adopt its report — which is...

State leaders ask: How can North Carolina better teach kids to read?

Education leaders and reading experts are asking how to shift reading instruction and proficiency in North Carolina as student results...

Court finds ‘considerable, systemic work is necessary to deliver’ on Leandro

Judge David Lee signed a consent order today that lays out a plan of action for the state to meet...

Why Roanoke-Chowan Community College is on probation

In December, the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) put Roanoke-Chowan Community College on probation for...

Rowan-Salisbury looks at new K-8 school

In response to public outcry over the possible closure of Overton Elementary School, the Rowan-Salisbury School Board asked staff to...

DPI defends Istation pick in final day of hearing

In the last day of a hearing on which assessment tool the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will use to...

Amplify makes its case in hearing on what K-3 reading assessment tool students will use

In the ongoing hearing on which tool North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will use to measure K-3 student...

Golden LEAF unveils GLOW initiative to bolster workforce

The Golden LEAF Foundation is launching a new grant program that will provide $5 million for grants to nonprofits and...

No new teacher pay raises — at least for now

The General Assembly came back for one day to take up business from the long session, but they adjourned without...

Hearing begins on DPI’s choice of Istation to assess young readers

The long-awaited hearing on the Department of Public Instruction’s choice of an assessment tool vendor to test K-3 student reading...

Gov. Cooper announces $56 million in federal early childhood grants

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that $56 million in federal grant funds over seven years will go to early educator...

Superintendent Johnson challenges State Board on Read to Achieve

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson challenged the State Board of Education on their policies related to Read to Achieve...

Superintendent’s Istation purchase questioned at State Board meeting

State Board of Education members questioned Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s decision to sign a $928,000 contract purchasing a...

Johnson signs new contract with Istation while stays remain on old one

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson signed a more than $928,000 contract yesterday to purchase a reading assessment tool from...

Students lend voice to state education policy discussions

With a Tomberlin at the podium during a meeting of the State Board of Education, it is unusual for silence...