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New leadership on the State Board, reorganization at DPI, and more

This year has been a tumultuous time for the State Board of Education and the state Department of Public Instruction...

Isothermal Community College to expand early college experience through i-TECH

With the closing of plants and loss of jobs in Rutherford County during the past decade, students in the area...

Gaining insights on education from demographic data

Demographers want to learn more about the people who live in a given area. Their interests include statistics one would...

NCSBA, districts, renew lawsuit against state over money owed to public schools

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) announced the filing of a lawsuit today in conjunction with 20 school boards...

Conservative group hosts wide-ranging education panel with teachers and candidates

A Republican, a libertarian and a Democrat walked into the Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Monday night, and while that might...

Superintendent Mark Johnson announces new organizational changes at DPI

State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced new organizational changes to the Department of Public Instruction in an e-mail today. You can...

State Board of Education loses power over DPI leadership

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson sent a letter July 2 to top leaders at the State Department of...

A unique charter and district school collaboration to engage parents

It should come as no surprise that parents have ideas about how they want their kids to be educated in...

Five takeaways from ‘Energizing Rural North Carolina’

The first day of a conference exploring strategies to foster rural economies and communities across the state attracted local economic...

Governor Cooper announces grant program to help community college students

Governor Roy Cooper announced from the campus of Wake Technical Community College yesterday a grant program to help community college...

Innovative School District ready to launch in Robeson County

Update 8:18 p.m., July 12, 2018: The Innovative School District announced today the selection of Bruce E. Major to be the...

Strife between State Board of Education and Superintendent Mark Johnson continues

Bill Cobey, chair of the State Board of Education, reacted today to a relatively unnoticed provision in House Bill 374. In...