Students http://wunc.org en Common Core: Is It ‘Developmentally Inappropriate’? http://wunc.org/post/common-core-it-developmentally-inappropriate <p></p><p>Since the beginning of this year, many legislators and critics have dubbed Common Core "developmentally inappropriate."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They argue that the new Math and English standards should be repealed because they are not suitable for some students. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I know there is some age and grade inappropriateness,” said Republican Sen. Jerry Tillman at a legislative meeting earlier this year. “I’ve talked with teachers.”</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 39519 at http://wunc.org Common Core: Is It ‘Developmentally Inappropriate’? Governor McCrory Signs Bill To Rework Common Core http://wunc.org/post/governor-mccrory-signs-bill-rework-common-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Pat McCrory has signed a bill designed to review and potentially replace the Common Core academic standards.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCrory referred to the bill as a “Common Core review bill,” despite lawmakers who say that the legislation will work to replace the standards.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:45:22 +0000 Reema Khrais 39439 at http://wunc.org Governor McCrory Signs Bill To Rework Common Core North Carolina Senate Approves Bill Repealing Common Core http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-senate-approves-bill-repealing-common-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate voted 33-12 on Thursday for a bill that would likely get rid of most – if not all – of the Common Core academic standards.</span></p><p>“It will put these standards in North Carolina’s hands,” said Republican Senator Jerry Tillman.</p><p>The House and Senate chambers approved separate bills earlier this session that would create commissions to rework the math and language arts standards. The most recent vote was on a compromise bill that closely resembles the Senate version.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:58:58 +0000 Reema Khrais 38766 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Senate Approves Bill Repealing Common Core Military Officers Urge Lawmakers To Keep Common Core Standards http://wunc.org/post/military-officers-urge-lawmakers-keep-common-core-standards <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of retired generals is advising lawmakers not to support legislation that would get rid of the Common Core academic standards.</span></p><p>The group Mission Readiness: Military Leaders for Kids says the standards will help ensure the success and strength of the military by better preparing students who choose to serve. Military officers say about 23 percent of graduates looking to enroll don’t pass entrance exams in math, literacy and problem solving.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:55:48 +0000 Reema Khrais 37185 at http://wunc.org Military Officers Urge Lawmakers To Keep Common Core Standards Wake Schools Want To Monitor Police-Student Interactions http://wunc.org/post/wake-schools-want-monitor-police-student-interactions <p></p><p>The Wake County Public School System has proposed a new agreement with local law enforcement regarding the use of police inside the schools.</p><p>School Resource Officers are local law enforcement patrolling the county's 26 high schools and 33 middle schools, one to each school.</p><p>The school board discussed publicly for the first time Tuesday night a new "Memorandum of Understanding" -- or MOU -- that would require specialized training for officers who will work with public school children. The agreement also requires more rigorous reporting of SOR-student interactions.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:50:58 +0000 WUNC News 36661 at http://wunc.org Wake Schools Want To Monitor Police-Student Interactions NC School Districts May Face Problems With Online Tests http://wunc.org/post/nc-school-districts-may-face-problems-online-tests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State officials are warning school districts about technical problems they may face with upcoming online exams. </span>Hundreds of thousands of students may have to go back to paper and pencil for their final exams this month.&nbsp;</p><p>State education officials say they can't guarantee their computer system will be able to handle the Career and Technical Education exams. The issue would affect about 350,000 students.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 19:07:23 +0000 Reema Khrais 36215 at http://wunc.org NC School Districts May Face Problems With Online Tests NC Attorneys Say Thousands Of Students Not Receiving Basic Education http://wunc.org/post/nc-attorneys-say-thousands-students-not-receiving-basic-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Attorneys for some low-income school districts say the state is failing on its commitment to provide all students with a sound, basic education.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lawyers are asking for a hearing in August and a written plan from the state as to how it intends to meet the basic education mandate outlined in the decades-old landmark lawsuit, known as the Leandro case.</span></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:36:45 +0000 Reema Khrais 35245 at http://wunc.org NC Attorneys Say Thousands Of Students Not Receiving Basic Education Bill Which Would Allow Students To Attend Any Public School Postponed http://wunc.org/post/bill-which-would-allow-students-attend-any-public-school-postponed <p><span lang="en-US"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">State lawmakers voted on Monday to postpone a bill that would allow North Carolina students to attend any public school in the state, noting that more study is needed. </span></font></span></font></span></p><div><div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 34798 at http://wunc.org Bill Which Would Allow Students To Attend Any Public School Postponed NC Lawmakers Propose Repeal Of Common Core Standards http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-propose-repeal-common-core-standards <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers say they’re hoping to throw away the Common Core standards and replace them with North Carolina’s own education standards.</span></p><p></p><p>In a legislative study committee on Thursday, lawmakers proposed a bill that would&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">create a review commission to rewrite the academics standards by December 2015.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:45:55 +0000 Reema Khrais 34404 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Propose Repeal Of Common Core Standards Undocumented UNC Student Body President Candidate Garners National Attention http://wunc.org/post/undocumented-unc-student-body-president-candidate-garners-national-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.emiliosbp.com/">Emilio Vicente</a> says he ran for student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless at his school. But as gay, undocumented Latino student, Emilio <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/opinion/bruni-emilios-great-race.html?_r=1">gained national attention</a>. He recently lost the race to fellow student Andrew Powell.<br /> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:54:45 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31066 at http://wunc.org Undocumented UNC Student Body President Candidate Garners National Attention