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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...

Istation dispute left unresolved by superior court decision, full hearing next week

North Carolina’s K-3 students are without a reading diagnostic tool after a judge decided Tuesday to leave the legal battle...

What’s happened with principals in the last 5 years

Research indicates that the teacher is the most important factor in a student’s success, and the most important factor in...

North Carolina rethinks how to train teachers on reading instruction

A group of education leaders and experts met for the first time Friday to decide how to better prepare teachers...

New twist in the Istation saga: DPI asks superior court to overrule stay

Updated on Tuesday, December 17, at 1:04 P.M. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and lawyers for the Department of...

Early childhood wrap: Leandro proposals and racial differences in infant deaths

Policymakers concerned about the critical beginning years of children’s lives have been busy over the past two weeks exploring crucial...

State budget office challenges Superintendent Mark Johnson’s iPad purchases

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) sent a letter to the Department of Public Instruction on Oct. 22...

Commission moves forward with new rules for educator preparation programs

North Carolina’s Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) signed off on a new plan for evaluating educator preparation programs...

Leandro report released: What it will take for NC children to receive sound, basic education

The state finally has a possible way forward to meet the constitutional standards set by the long-running Leandro education case....

Inside one black man’s experience of the classroom, and leaving it

Before Derick Stephenson was a spoken-word poet, or a published author, or a teacher in rural North Carolina, he was...