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School psychologists do a lot for students. Why do we have a shortage of them?

Just two weeks ago, after school psychologist Leigh Kokenes delivered a training on the signs of suicide, a student came...

Superintendent Mark Johnson will run for Lt. Gov., so who’s running for superintendent?

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson has announced that he will run for Lieutenant Governor in 2020, opening up...

North Carolinian tapped as new leader of myFutureNC

Cecilia Holden, director of legislative and community affairs for the North Carolina State Board of Education, has been tapped to...

State Board gets master class in school turnaround

The State Board of Education talked in planning sessions all week about strategies for turning around low-performing schools. On Thursday...

How is the state going to increase community college enrollment? 

Over the past 12 years, community college enrollment statewide has dropped by 2%. But if you take Wake Technical Community...

Education a key factor in driving food insecurity and part of the solution

In 2011, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina authored an assessment of Rockingham County’s ability to...

Researcher calls mCLASS a ‘surprisingly valid instrument’ for assessing young readers

A researcher using state data from the mCLASS reading assessment tool says it is a “surprisingly valid instrument,” particularly in...

Time for action: State Board of Education aims for more after they ‘barely moved the needle’

The State Board of Education gaveled in a new era Tuesday at its fall planning session, closing the chapter on...

What is the future of school integration in North Carolina?

The past, present, and future of racial and economic segregation in North Carolina public schools was the topic of a...

Veto override? Teacher raises? What Halloween is like at the General Assembly

Unless something changes, teachers will get an average 3.9% raise over the next two years but no more under legislation...

Republicans offer Democrats a tough teacher pay proposal

The Senate punted the veto override vote for the third day in a row, but not before dangling a potentially...

Here’s how a bill could help students in Ocracoke and community colleges recover from storms

Updated at 9:15 p.m. House Bill 1023 passed the House by a vote of 109-0 on Wednesday evening. It now...