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General Assembly passes COVID-19 relief

The General Assembly passed a COVID-19 relief package on Saturday, May 2 that includes about $231.6 million for K-12 education...

See where your county stands with child care access and closures

As the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans a gradual reopening, early childhood advocates are pointing to the...

House passes COVID-19 spending bill

The full House passed its COVID-19 appropriations bill today which amounts to more than $291 million for K-12 education, according...

Istation controversy, DPI audit, a path to reopening schools, extension of emergency leave: State Board recap

Today’s emergency State Board of Education meeting was packed with items, including a discussion about a new procurement process for...

Exceptional Children: Will North Carolina seek flexibility with special education laws?

The U.S. Department of Education is not recommending that Congress waive any material provision of laws aimed at protecting students...

Legislature advances education spending plans in House and Senate

House and Senate committees took up COVID-19 spending bills today that include funds and provisions related to education. The House...

AP exams: The latest on schedules, format, help, accessibility, and grading

Here’s what we know as of April 28, 2020, about the status of AP testing. There will be no face-to-face...

COVID-19 dominates this General Assembly short session

The 2020 short session of the General Assembly launched today, and the focus both of the process and content was...

Department of Education announces $307.5 million for states in K-12 and postsecondary grant competitions

On April 27, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the launch of two new grant competitions for states “to create...

How the early learning community is leading the pandemic response in a rural corner of western NC

When Nickey Stamey was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was comforted by the way her community in western North Carolina...

The COVID-19 session of the legislature: What to expect

The General Assembly short session starting on Tuesday will be unlike any seen in recent history. For starters, the building...

Gov. Cooper closes NC schools for the rest of the school year

Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that he is closing schools for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year....