Education

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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Education
6:00 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Report Says Education is Key to State's Economy

The recession has highlighted the need for a more educated workforce. That's according to "The State of the North Carolina Workforce 2011-2020" report. Kenneth Poole is CEO and President of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness.

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Education
5:30 am
Thu May 26, 2011

High School Gets DC Speaker

Wayne Early Middle College High School will hold its graduation tonight in Goldsboro. The school is one of many early college high schools graduating students who already have some college credit. 

Education
5:05 am
Mon May 23, 2011

First Look At Wake Assignment Plans

Tony Tata
Credit Wake Schools

  Residents in Wake County will finally get a chance to review nine proposed student assignment plans. The choices will be posted later today on the schools’ website. The plans were developed by a special task force made up of school district staff.  Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata says it’s time for the public to get involved. 

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Education
3:37 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

WFU Reacts To Today Show Story

Maggie Hurt
Credit The Today Show

  Wake Forest University officials are reacting to a report that aired yesterday on The Today Show. In the story, former student Maggie Hurt claims the school mishandled a sexual assault investigation in 2009. 

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