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North Carolina Could See Boost in Child Care, Health Care, Paid Leave, and Housing if Congress Acts

The "Build Back Better" legislation, a benchmark for President Biden’s administration, faces opposition from Republicans.

Educators protest budget shortfalls under Republican leadership outside the NC General Assembly in May 2018. The budget has become a very secretive process in the state. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The State’s Budget Belongs to the People of North Carolina. So Why Is It Settled in Back Rooms?

NC's budget plan has a huge impact on your education and healthcare. Too bad it's such a big secret.

NC educators protest near the General Assembly building in Raleigh in 2018. Education funding was a major point of conflict in the state in the last decade, particularly longstanding funding inequities between urban and rural counties. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Moment I Realized NC Public Schools Are Not Treated Equally

How a move to a specialty school in Durham convinced an Edgecombe County teen that North Carolina schools are funded unfairly.

It's been a long decade for public education in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
A Judge Told NC’s Legislature to Fix Huge School Funding Inequalities. They’re Just Not Doing It.

The courts excoriated the state 24 years ago because rural schools aren’t funded like urban schools. The legislature is out of time to make it right. 

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Union County’s School Board Is Unfit for Office

By abandoning quarantine and contact tracing, Union County school leaders have put their children and staff in an impossible situation.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  Local leaders in North Carolina are touting the potential for two major infrastructure bills in DC to impact childcare as well as community colleges and broadband internet. (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.

Oscar Flores, a healthcare worker from Durham, was one of two North Carolina immigrants brought into the country as children who received "surprise" scholarships last week from WGU North Carolina. (Image via screenshot)
Blocked from Financial Aid, Two NC Immigrants Land ‘Surprise’ College Scholarships

The nonprofit online university WGU North Carolina granted two “surprise” $10,000 scholarships last week to a healthcare worker from Durham and a teaching assistant from Siler City.