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Lawmakers advance plan to give teachers some more money, but still no pay raises

A bill endorsed by a state Senate appropriations committee this morning would give teachers their annual step increases, but it...

How do you prepare early educators to navigate students’ trauma — and their own?

Trauma can have lasting effects on the minds and lives of young children and those that care for them. That’s...

This week only: You can apply to these 38 North Carolina colleges for free

College application fees are an expensive barrier for some prospective students. But this week, a slew of colleges in North...

‘Separate is still unequal.’ Advocates discuss whether charters and vouchers are segregating NC schools

With the former head of a Holly Springs charter school questioning its rapid growth, charter schools are in the news...

More cyberattacks are coming. How will community colleges handle them?

A cyberattack that hit Richmond Community College over the summer was actually a ransomware attack. That’s where hackers encrypt data...

Four things you should know from this week’s early childhood council meeting

For the first time since March, a council working to bridge the worlds of early childhood and early elementary education...

Renewal school district unveils accountability measures

The state’s renewal school system will no longer be measured only by testing, but by a collection of measures designed...

Cease and desist: What’s with all the legal challenges to education criticism?

In North Carolina, education is a topic of frequent debate. Teachers, parents, and others often weigh in, sometimes critically, on...

How should NC education change to provide equal access? The Leandro commission hones its proposals

For more than a year, the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education has been tackling a central question...

How will educator prep programs be graded and sanctioned?

The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) met Thursday for its monthly meeting and discussed a wide range of...

Work In Burke, a model for workforce development in rural North Carolina

The Energizing Rural NC conference this week focused on one point over and over again: rural counties struggle to recruit...

Is there an end in sight on budget stalemate for community colleges? 

Update 2:24 p.m., October 22: Senate Bill 61 passed the Senate unanimously today and goes now to Governor Roy Cooper for his...