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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...

State Board of Community Colleges begins spending COVID-19 funds

On Friday, the State Board of Community Colleges began allocating federal funds provided by the General Assembly to address the...

House group looks at school nutrition, broadband, and reopening schools amid COVID-19

The education working group of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 met today to look at issues surrounding child nutrition,...

Child care centers say they’re still in need as they reopen to working parents

Child care centers remain in the challenging position of supporting North Carolina’s working parents with insufficient resources, center leaders and...

Here are a literacy task force’s initial ideas on bettering the teaching of reading

A team of education leaders, charged with recommending improvements to reading instruction in classrooms across North Carolina, is refining its...

Will seniors be able to receive grades?

The State Board of Education revisited its plan on senior grading this week but ultimately decided not to make any...

Mapping Read To Achieve: How did districts fare last year?

Just before COVID-19 building closures and remote learning began, the Department of Public Instruction released reading proficiency data from last...

As COVID-19 raises new mental health concerns, NC School Psychologist Association holds virtual legislative day

On Monday, May 4, the North Carolina School Psychologist Association (NCSPA) held its second annual legislative day. Due to COVID-19,...