A new bill sponsored by some North Carolina Republican lawmakers would eliminate and/or replace some state-mandated exams and require school districts to reduce the number of tests they give. Complaints about overtesting have been rising.
A new report gives North Carolina an ‘F’ grade for failing to keep lead out of school drinking water. A bill in the state legislature would require public schools and some childcare centers to test lead levels in their drinking water.
Mecklenburg County commissioners on Tuesday heard that plans for Brooklyn Village, a $683 million plan to redevelop much of Second Ward in Charlotte, are moving forward but will still take years to complete.
The North Carolina House Education Committee backed legislation that prohibits the state’s public schools from using corporal punishment. The bill comes after the state’s last two school districts that paddled students stopped the practice.
N.C. State University’s Wolpack WORKS program gets $12.3 million state grant to train beginning K-2 teachers in literacy instruction in 16 high-needs school districts, The grant comes amid concerns that state reading scores aren’t improving.
UNC police say at least one member of a group that has protested in support of Silent Sam came onto campus Saturday carrying a handgun, and was asked to leave. No charges were filed, police say, because it wasn’t immediately clear any laws were broken.
An NC GOP email distorts the truth about the special election in the 9th Congressional District race. Republican Mark Harris called for a new election, and the North Carolina elections board ordered one.
The N.C. Association of Educators is urging teachers to take a personal day on May 1 to march on state lawmakers in Raleigh. Last year’s protest drew more than 19,000 people and caused many school districts to close for the day.
A member of the St. Louis County Council says a federal grand jury has issued a subpoena to the county, suggesting there is an investigation of activities of County Executive Steve Stenger's administration.