Funding http://wunc.org en NCDOT Spending Targets Roadway Congestion http://wunc.org/post/ncdot-spending-targets-roadway-congestion <p></p><p>The North Carolina Department of Transportation has ranked 3,100 proposed transportation projects. They're all vying for a chunk of the $15 billion expected to be allocated in the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program.</p><p>NCDOT's Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson said the department prioritized projects that would alleviate serious, ongoing traffic congestion. For that reason, many of the higher ranked projects are in the Triangle and Charlotte areas.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:44:10 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35608 at http://wunc.org NCDOT Spending Targets Roadway Congestion Google Backs Durham Program Connecting Women-Led Start-ups With Capital http://wunc.org/post/google-backs-durham-program-connecting-women-led-start-ups-capital <p></p><p>A new program in Durham is seeking to help female entrepreneurs close the gender gap in securing startup money.</p><p></p><p>Google is putting up $15,000 to fund the new organization called <a href="http://www.soartriangle.co/">Soar</a>, which will help women-led start-ups connect with venture capitalists and similar businesses that have gotten funding.</p><p></p><p>The non-profit Kauffman Foundation says only 5 percent of all venture capital goes to fund women-led start-ups, even though companies with female leaders are found to be more efficient and bring in bigger returns.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:01:40 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32574 at http://wunc.org Google Backs Durham Program Connecting Women-Led Start-ups With Capital The Intersection Of Science And Public Policy http://wunc.org/post/intersection-science-and-public-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Science is a place where facts and objectivity reign supreme while politics is a blend of perspectives and opinions. So what happens when science and public policy collide? </span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:30:24 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 26234 at http://wunc.org The Intersection Of Science And Public Policy NC Senator Calls For More Financial Oversight Of Universities http://wunc.org/post/nc-senator-calls-more-financial-oversight-universities <p>Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) says she's co-sponsoring a bill that would prohibit colleges from using federal grants for their advertising budgets.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Sen. Hagan and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) presented the proposal Tuesday.&nbsp; They say higher education institutes need more financial oversight to ensure responsible spending.&nbsp; Sen. Hagan said the measure will prevent for-profit colleges in particular from recruiting people who might end up deep in debt.<br><br>"Use your taxpayer dollars on education, improving education outcomes for students," Hagan said.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:26:09 +0000 Will Michaels 11929 at http://wunc.org NC Senator Calls For More Financial Oversight Of Universities Governor Perdue Increases Funding for Pre-K http://wunc.org/post/governor-perdue-increases-funding-pre-k <p>Governor Bev Perdue plans to shift 20 million dollars into funding for the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program.<br> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3019 at http://wunc.org Transit Money Coming To NC http://wunc.org/post/transit-money-coming-nc <p>North Carolina will get about $14 million of the nearly $800 million the federal government is giving out to update transit systems across the country. The grants are part of the US Department of Transportation's "State of Good Repair and Bus Livability" effort.<br><br>DOT Secretary Ray Lahood says the grants will have a transformative effect.<br> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:16:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2026 at http://wunc.org Private Money Considered For Greensboro Schools http://wunc.org/post/private-money-considered-greensboro-schools <p>Education leaders in Guilford County are looking at how private donations would affect public schools.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> A group of parents at one Greensboro Elementary School wants to go beyond the average book or bake sale. They’re hoping to raise $1.5 million for a new building. School board members are considering both sides of an issue that would likely provide some schools with more private money than others. Chairman of the board Alan Duncan:<br> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2310 at http://wunc.org Fight Over Education Spending Intensifies http://wunc.org/post/fight-over-education-spending-intensifies <p>There’s a renewed fight over education funding. Dave DeWitt reports that the loss of federal stimulus money has republicans and democrats picking sides ahead of the legislature coming back to Raleigh.<br> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2997 at http://wunc.org