Education


Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. (Image via NCDPS)
Teacher Raises, Expanded Medicaid, and School Funding on Gov. Cooper’s Budget Wish List

Gov. Roy Cooper hopes Republicans in the NC General Assembly will back his plans to expand health care coverage and more.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity, but lawmakers put forth an anti-transgender bill this week focused on middle and high school sports.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
NC Faces Recession, Pandemic, and Upheaval in Schools. But These GOP Lawmakers Want to Talk Transgender Student-Athletes.

The inappropriately titled ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ wants to police transgender athletes’ participation in middle and high school sports.

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Why North Carolina’s Long-Awaited Leandro Schools Plan is a Constitutional Crisis in the Making

If a court-ordered plan to correct decades of educational inequality is the unstoppable force, then the NC General Assembly is the immovable object.

Students unload the bus on the first day of in-classroom learning in Halifax County, North Carolina on March 15, 2021. (Photo by Billy Ball)
COVID Killed a Local Principal. So This NC School System Vowed Not to Be the First to Reopen.

Halifax County faced failing facilities, racial inequality, and a brutal pandemic to restart classroom learning.

In this May 2018, file photo, from left, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore pause prior to a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. The legislature and Cooper arrived at a deal Wednesday on school reopening during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Cooper, GOP Reach Deal on North Carolina Schools Reopening

After a year of closures, the reopening deal will order NC schools to give classroom learning options for all of the state's K-12 schools.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

Tia Baker cleans a desk in a classroom during a media tour at Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher)
NC Teacher: State Lawmakers Want In-Person Schools but Few Have Kids in Classrooms

This NC teacher says lawmakers are grabbing power that belongs to local communities, with a veto override vote tonight on a school reopening bill.