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RALEIGH — The Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education is getting closer to putting forth recommendations to meet the Leandro mandate. Leandro refers to a two-decade-old court ruling requiring that every child in North Carolina have the opportunity to access a sound, basic education.

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RALEIGH — A requirement for every North Carolina public school student to learn about civic responsibility is one step closer to becoming law after an education committee approved the bill.

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RALEIGH — State Superintendent Mark Johnson has unveiled a bold vision for the future of education in North Carolina, but the announcement was light on concrete details about how the plan would be realized.

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As North Carolina lawmakers convene the General Assembly’s 2019 long session today, student journalists, educators and press freedom advocates are calling on state legislatures throughout the country to end censorship of high school student media. 

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HAMLET — Thursday’s cold, dreary weather didn’t prevent an array of visitors from touring the new spaces being utilized by students currently enrolled in the variety of nursing programs offered by Richmond Community College.

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Ken Paxton needs a refresher course in First Amendment jurisprudence.

You’d think, being the attorney general of Texas, he would know better.

Paxton upheld the expulsion of a high school senior who was sent home permanently because she refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, according to USA Today.

India Landry, 18, said she didn’t stand because she doesn’t believe the flag stands for liberty and justice for all, as stated in the closing of the pledge.

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ROCKINGHAM – Richmond County Schools’ students have successfully completed the first week of the 2017-2018 school year. For some, success meant being prepared for class with needed school supplies.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:57

Backpack Pals Program is Gearing Up

HAMLET – In a few weeks, Richmond County’s Backpack Pals program will be in full swing. Backpack Pals is a nationally recognized program created to ensure needy students have food to eat over the weekend.

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