Public Schools 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They argue that the new Math and English standards should be repealed because they are not suitable for some students.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’? Houston School District Back In NC, Looking For More Teachers http://wunc.org/post/houston-school-district-back-nc-looking-more-teachers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Houston Independent School District is looking to recruit more teachers from North Carolina.</p><p>Recruiters first visited in May, where they made 12 on-the-spot offers and later hired about 8 more teachers, according to Shaleah Reed, a spokesperson from HISD.</p><p>The district is offering $49,100 as a starting salary. North Carolina’s starting salary is among the lowest in the nation at $30,800.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:28:23 +0000 Reema Khrais 39511 at http://wunc.org Houston School District Back In NC, Looking For More Teachers 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 On Its Way To Replacing Common Core http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-its-way-replacing-common-core <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">The NC House gave final approval to a measure on Wednesday that would review and change the Common Core standards. The bill is now before Governor Pat McCrory, who says he will sign it. <o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:27:41 +0000 Reema Khrais 39109 at http://wunc.org North Carolina On Its Way To Replacing Common Core Lawmakers To Spend At Least Another Week On State Budget http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-spend-least-another-week-state-budget <p>House and Senate leaders are back in Raleigh today to try to resolve large differences in their spending plans for the year.&nbsp;</p><p>They're now two weeks past their deadline, as they've been at odds over how much to pay teachers and at what cost. Senators want to give large raises of about 11 percent, but they would pay for them in part by cutting more than 6,000 teacher assistants.&nbsp;</p><p>House leaders have been adamant about providing more modest raises without laying off any educators or impacting the state's Medicaid health insurance program.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:07:22 +0000 Reema Khrais 38938 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers To Spend At Least Another Week On State Budget 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 Budget Writers Working, But End Not In Sight Yet http://wunc.org/post/budget-writers-working-end-not-sight-yet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Budget writers in the General Assembly are moving forward with their negotiations, but it's still not clear when they might finish putting together a spending plan adjustment for the fiscal year that has already begun.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:08:51 +0000 Jessica Jones & Reema Khrais 38641 at http://wunc.org Budget Writers Working, But End Not In Sight Yet House, Senate Leaders Agree On Bill To Repeal Common Core http://wunc.org/post/house-senate-leaders-agree-bill-repeal-common-core <p></p><p>House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bill that could replace parts – if not all – of the Common Core academic standards in North Carolina.</p><p>The two chambers drafted separate bills earlier this session that would create commissions to review the English and Math standards. The House bill recommended flat out replacing the standards, while the Senate legislation left open the possibility that parts of Common Core could continue.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:39:12 +0000 Reema Khrais 38387 at http://wunc.org House, Senate Leaders Agree On Bill To Repeal Common Core UPDATE: After Shutdown Order, Carrboro Charter School Allowed To Stay Open http://wunc.org/post/update-after-shutdown-order-carrboro-charter-school-allowed-stay-open <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State officials have agreed to grant a three-year renewal to PACE Academy’s charter, months after the State Board of Education voted to terminate the </span>Carrboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> school’s charter.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:13:23 +0000 Reema Khrais 38073 at http://wunc.org UPDATE: After Shutdown Order, Carrboro Charter School Allowed To Stay Open Segregation Again http://wunc.org/post/segregation-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">This year marks the 60th anniversary of&nbsp;</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><i>Brown V. Board of Education</i></span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">, the landmark Supreme Court decision that ushered in the era of school desegregation.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:03:28 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37976 at http://wunc.org Segregation Again