Education

Education
5:00 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Burke Schools Still On Probation

Burke County High Schools in western North Carolina will continue to be on probation. The decision by AdvancEd means the district avoids losing accreditation.

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Education
4:45 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Cumberland Schools Beckoning Back Dropouts

Social workers in Cumberland County are contacting high school dropouts this summer in an attempt to bring them back to class. Natasha Scott is the district's executive director of student services. She says her department is looking up every dropout and contacting them individually before the next school year.

Natasha Scott: "What that includes is making phone calls to students and actually going out and making home visits to students. So you always want to keep looking for students and keep working until you work yourself out of a job, essentially."

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Education
4:14 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Attorneys Finish Hearing Over Education

Judge Howard Manning heard closing statements today in a hearing convened to decide whether the newly passed state budget provides students the kind of education that's constitutionally guaranteed to them.

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Education
5:10 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Wake School Board Races Heat Up

The races for Wake County School Board are heating up. Five seats are up for grabs in this fall’s election.

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Education
5:40 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Wake Testing Choice Model

Wake County Parents are getting a chance to test drive one of the two proposed student assignment plans.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Teaching The Civil War

Brick At Stagville
Credit Dave DeWitt

The first public school in North Carolina was created in 1840. Before the Civil War, those schools were reserved only for Whites. And then, four years after the war ended, the system was revived.

Segregated schools were the law in the state for much of the 20th century. And as you might imagine, the Civil War was taught much differently depending on the color of the students’ skin.

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Education
3:10 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Pitt County Schools to Observe Mandatory Silence

The Pitt County School Board has voted to require a daily moment of silence for all county schools. Board members passed the proposal earlier this week. It directs teachers to observe up to a minute of silence every morning before instruction begins. Board member Worth Forbes proposed the idea in January. He says the policy creates a consistent way for students to start the school day.

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Education
3:18 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Wake Schools Brace For Budget Cuts

Tony Tata
Credit Wake Schools

Educators across the state are reacting to the state budget making its way through the legislature today. 

 Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata prepared his budget on the premise that the state’s largest school district would receive 5 percent less than it did the previous year from the state. The current budget is more like 6 percent. But Tata isn’t complaining. 

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Education
4:40 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

State School Board Slams GOP Budget

 The State Board of Education voted unanimously on a resolution that sharply criticizes the budget passed by the state senate today. They say it will lead to thousands of teachers and teacher assistants being laid off. 

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Education
6:00 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Public To Have Say On Wake School Plans

Officials with Wake County Schools are visiting high schools across the county this week. They are holding public hearings on two very different proposed student assignment plans.

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