Education


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‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans For Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.

UNC-Chapel Hill football player Tomari Fox (56) and his teammates celebrate their victory over Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C.(Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
‘What It Was, Was Football’: Here is What Football and Coronavirus Have In Common

For the gridiron fans, a NC teacher explains why, amid the coronavirus, game-planning for schools and football aren't so far removed.

In this May 2019 file photo, teachers march to protest school funding shortfalls in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Cardinal Issues: Public Education Is Shaping Races in Four Key NC Senate Districts

Few issues have galvanized NC politics more than education in the last decade. Here’s how it's driving talk in four 2020 election races.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., watch fireworks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Speaks with Rev. Barber: ‘Everyone’s Entitled to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect’

With Trump absent, Joe Biden tells the NC civil rights leader that he'll tackle the coronavirus, address economic and racial injustice.

In 1969, famed children's television personality Fred Rogers, better known as "Mister Rogers," passionately defended funding for children's educational programming before a US Senate subcommittee. (Image via screenshot)
Why Mister Rogers’ 1969 Plea for Children’s Programming Matters to NC’s Underfunded Schools Today

The beloved television personality understood the role of funding a strong public education system. Why don’t NC lawmakers?

Schools across the country are bracing for steep budget cuts as the coronavirus pandemic continues (AP Photo/Jeff Amy).
Massive School Budget Cuts Poised to Disproportionately Affect Students of Color, the Disabled, and Low-Income Students

As schools across the United States struggle to reopen, they are facing huge budget shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. And the impact isn't going to be felt evenly.