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RALEIGH — Instead of the traditional top-10 issues in public education, the Public School Forum of North Carolina picked just one.

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RALEIGH — A wing of the N.C. Association of Educators wants to move the organization in a more left-leaning, radical direction.

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RALEIGH — The Republican and Democratic candidates for state superintendent had similar positions on the causes of school re-segregation and the need to find common ground.

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RALEIGH — Sen. Deanna Ballard, R-Watauga, wants the presiding judge in the Leandro school-finance case to share his perspective on education policy before the Senate Education Committee.

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020 14:24

State treasurer warns against taking on new debts

RALEIGH — North Carolina should avoid borrowing billions, even though the state’s “credit card limit,” a recent study says, is more than $11 billion over the next decade.

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RALEIGH — North Carolinians strongly believe parents are the ultimately authority when it comes to educating their children, a new poll from the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute shows.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina ranks 12th in the nation for how it prepares teachers to teach children to read, a new report shows.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 12:46

Consent order in Leandro case sets stage for action

RALEIGH — The long-running Leandro case hasn’t led to a constitutional bombshell — as some experts feared — but, after years of waiting, presiding Judge David Lee has finally set the stage for action.

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RALEIGH — Twenty-five years ago, Robert Leandro and his mother, Kathleen Leandro, lent their name to one of the most significant education lawsuits in North Carolina history. At the time, the family lived in Raeford, a town with a small tax base and a struggling economy. Robert attended a local high school.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Republican legislators say they were left out of focus groups for a major education report that could seriously affect future policymaking.

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