Universities http://wunc.org en Sophomore's New Grading Scale Would Make 90+ An A http://wunc.org/post/sophomores-new-grading-scale-would-make-90 <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>In North Carolina, all public schools are required to grade students on a seven-point scale. That means you get an A if you score between a 93 and 100, and a B if it falls between an 85 and 92.</p><p>But one high school student is trying to change that - he says the current scale is unfair and is asking state leaders to consider adopting a 10-point scale instead so that a 90 to a 100 is an A.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:38:14 +0000 Reema Khrais 36016 at http://wunc.org Sophomore's New Grading Scale Would Make 90+ An A 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 Colleges and Universities Unite to Form Eastern North Carolina Consortium for Higher Education http://wunc.org/post/colleges-and-universities-unite-form-eastern-north-carolina-consortium-higher-education <p>Eleven colleges and universities, big and small, public and private, are teaming up today to form the Eastern North Carolina Consortium for Higher Education.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid: </strong>There's a saying that "collaboration is king."<br><br>And Jim Gray believes it. He uses that phrase a lot when talking about this new plan.<br><br>Gray is the president of North Carolina Wesleyan College. He's also leading the consortium.<br> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2339 at http://wunc.org