RALEIGH — As most N.C. public schools prepared to open a new academic year, teachers have temporarily lost access to a key diagnostic tool to evaluate students’ reading skills.

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HAMLET — Stephanie Holder spent Wednesday afternoon packing bags with school supplies for an upcoming back-to-school event.

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RALEIGH — More money and iPads are coming to K-3 classrooms to bolster literacy instruction, but critics question the methods used to improve reading scores.

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HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education approved a pair of filed trips, recognized "Special" volunteers and discussed summer programs and a new state-mandated reading assesment program during its monthly meeting Tuesday. 

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RALEIGH — The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill temporarily ending a stalemate over the budget.

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RALEIGH — A bill allowing retired teachers to return to the classroom unanimously passed the Senate on Wednesday, May 8.

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RALEIGH — Thousands of teachers and other school personnel from around the state, including a few from Richmond County, marched in the state capital Thursday to advocate several causes including an increase in their pay.

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RALEIGH — Wednesday was a busy day for the Senate Education Committee, which approved six bills during its April 17 meeting. Three of them directly affect K-12 education.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina high schoolers may be required to pass a financial literacy course in order to graduate, but a certified financial planner says children should start learning about finances even earlier and parents can take the initiative to teach these lessons.

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RALEIGH — High school and middle school students from across North Carolina showcased their impressive engineering skills last week during the N.C. Department of Transportation’s annual Model Bridge Building Competition.

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