NCGA 2017 Three Big Changes In Education Policy That Made The Budget Deal By Jess Clark • Jun 21, 2017 John LeMasney / Creative commons Education spending is far and away the lion's share of the state budget. This budget also includes some important changes to policy that will impact the state's teachers, students and schools. EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS General Assembly Overrides Cooper's Veto On Court of Appeals Reduction By Jess Clark • Apr 26, 2017 NC General Assembly The General Assembly has completed the override of the governor's veto of a measure reducing the state Court of Appeals from 15 judges to 12. Despite Bipartisan Griping Over NC's School Calendar, Change Seems Unlikely By Jess Clark • Apr 12, 2017 Cliff Owen / Associated Press Listen Listening... / 3:54 WUNC's Jess Clark reports on the support and opposition to changing the school calendar. North Carolina's school calendar law can be a nightmare for school systems to navigate. Take it from Anthony Jackson, Superintendent for Vance County Schools. "It's very, very difficult. It's putting together a puzzle," Jackson said. Flurry Of New Bills Marks Lawmakers' Return To Raleigh By Laura Lee, Rusty Jacobs, Frank Stasio & Jess Clark • Jan 25, 2017 Wikimedia Commons Legislators filed dozens of bills on the first day back since session officially opened, including a proposal to develop a plan to change how the state funds public schools.