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How Republicans’ Student Debt Plan Would Uniquely Hurt Public Workers

A Republican effort to reverse President Joe Biden’s student loan debt relief plan could cause more than 250,000 public workers to lose out on already-canceled loans, according to a new report.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks at a news conference to unveil his two-year budget proposal at the Administration Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Cooper's spending plan would grow by well over 20% compared to this year's spending levels, including large raises for teachers and state employees and public education funding boosts to comply with the results of long-running litigation over education inequities. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)
Republican Bills Would Drop ‘Atomic Bomb’ on Public Schools, Gov. Cooper Says

The Republican-controlled General Assembly is set to pass legislation that further drains vital resources from an already underfunded public school system and diverts them to a private system teeming with money.

14 Gifts Teachers Say They Love Getting During Teacher Appreciation Week, from $0-$20

We asked teachers what Teacher Appreciation Week gifts they love to get. Their answers (plus links) are right here—including free things you can do that’ll mean a lot. 

North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, in 2021. The state Supreme Court order last week blocked a long-gestating court order forcing the state legislature to pay out for years of underfunding public schools. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson, File)
The Tragedy of North Carolina’s Leandro Case

Last week, a newly-elected Republican majority on the state Supreme Court blocked millions of dollars for underfunded schools. They haven’t just undermined the courts. They’ve undermined all of us.

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Op-Ed: I Was a History Teacher in North Carolina. The GOP’s New Education Bill Is Anti-History

This legislation is meant to scare teachers away from teaching, just as anti-abortion legislation is written in purposefully vague terms to scare doctors into inaction.

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7 Books That Have Been Challenged or Banned in North Carolina 

In the 2021-2022 school year, more than 1,600 books were banned from school libraries across the nation. Here are seven that were pulled or banned in North Carolina.

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Perspective | The State Wants to Help Students Pay for College. Many Don’t Know It

Each year, the state of North Carolina sets aside millions of dollars to make attendance at the state’s colleges and universities more affordable and accessible for students. Unfortunately, many of the students who need this assistance the most are not aware these funds exist.