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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s budget stalemate is seriously affecting its public universities and may even cause enrollment cuts at three institutions participating in a reduced tuition program, say leaders of the University of North Carolina System.

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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 — 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, 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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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s financial woes may be over, but its headaches live on.

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MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center has received $277,000 in funding from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. The money will be used to fund year three of a cost share granting program called AgPrime.  

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RALEIGH — Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, said he wouldn’t be surprised if a judge orders the state to spend more on education.

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