Schools http://wunc.org en Mother, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Require EpiPens In Schools http://wunc.org/post/mother-advocates-urge-lawmakers-require-epipens-schools <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>North Carolina lawmakers are reconsidering a bill that could help children with life-threatening food or insect allergies. The act would require each school in North Carolina to store emergency epinephrine &nbsp;injectors on hand – medicine that many parents and doctors say could help save a child’s life. You can listen to the full report below.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:35:23 +0000 Reema Khrais 33486 at http://wunc.org Mother, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Require EpiPens In Schools Common Core: 'Disaster' or A Useful Tool? Speaking To Lawmakers http://wunc.org/post/common-core-disaster-or-useful-tool-speaking-lawmakers <div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div><p>Dozens of parents, teachers and education leaders expressed their strong opposition and support of Common Core Thursday to a group of lawmakers considering whether to repeal or revamp the new educational standards.</p><p>The state adopted the standards in 2010, but they were implemented in public schools last school year. The standards lay out what students need to know and be able to do from kindergarten through high school.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:53:05 +0000 Reema Khrais 32421 at http://wunc.org Common Core: 'Disaster' or A Useful Tool? Speaking To Lawmakers Snow Days Impact Low-Income Families Even After Storm Is Over http://wunc.org/post/snow-days-impact-low-income-families-even-after-storm-over <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of North Carolina students are back in school after last week’s winter storm. But for many, the effects of the snow aren’t quite over. For low-income families, three to four days off of school can disrupt a tight budget, especially when their children rely on free or reduced lunches.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:42:17 +0000 Reema Khrais 30723 at http://wunc.org Snow Days Impact Low-Income Families Even After Storm Is Over Some Schools Still Closed From Winter Storm, Officials Plan Make Up Days http://wunc.org/post/some-schools-still-closed-winter-storm-officials-plan-make-days <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With many schools across eastern and central North Carolina still closed this morning, school officials say they are working to ensure students make up the appropriate number of days.</span></p><p>Each school year, most districts build in additional days in case of closings due to inclement weather.</p><p>Jeff Nash, a spokesman for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system, says his district designated eight days that could be used to make up time.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 29746 at http://wunc.org Some Schools Still Closed From Winter Storm, Officials Plan Make Up Days Teachers React To State Of Education http://wunc.org/post/teachers-react-state-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the most recent General Assembly session, some teachers across the state are expressing concern about policies that affect the classroom, like voucher programs and budgetary restraints.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Reporter <a href="http://wunc.org/people/dave-dewitt">Dave Dewitt;</a> <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/">Wilmington Star-News </a>education reporter Pressley Baird; and <a href="http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/">Carolina Public Press</a> reporter Jon Elliston.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:03 +0000 Alex Granados 27351 at http://wunc.org The State Of Teaching In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/state-teaching-north-carolina <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Sweeping reforms in education laws this year angered many teachers. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds protested the lack of a pay increase, the elimination of tenure and the end of the master’s degree supplement. For the more than 95,000 teachers across the state, the day-to-day challenges in the classroom continue.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:45:21 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 26065 at http://wunc.org The State Of Teaching In North Carolina Hidden Voices: School to Prison Pipeline http://wunc.org/post/hidden-voices-school-prison-pipeline <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:08:38 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 22847 at http://wunc.org Hidden Voices: School to Prison Pipeline State School Board Gives Final Approval To New Charter Schools http://wunc.org/post/state-school-board-gives-final-approval-new-charter-schools <p>The State Board of Education has given final approval to 23 charter schools to open this fall.</p><p>Last year, 63 applicants began the process of applying to start a charter school, with an eye toward opening this fall. Twenty-five made it to this final round.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:01:52 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11655 at http://wunc.org State School Board Gives Final Approval To New Charter Schools