Public Schools

Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina has one of the largest number of police officers in schools in the country. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Racial disparities in student arrests are getting worse in NC, study shows

A police presence in schools does little to improve safety, a new study highlights, instead increasing the chances that students who get into trouble will be sent to police officers instead of educators.

Thousands of educators filled Bicentennial Plaza during a rally for better pay in Raleigh, N.C. in 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Teacher Raises Don’t Keep Up With the Cost of Pencils

North Carolina ranks last or near last in many measures of public education spending. The new two-year budget could make these problems worse, educators say.

North Carolina public school teachers have been fighting for adequate raises and overall school funding for years. Here, a rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., in May 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC School Boards Push Back Against Vouchers, Ask Lawmakers to ‘Prioritize Our Public Schools’ 

Republican-backed legislation would expand private school vouchers at the expense of public schools, but a growing number of public school officials have increased their warnings of the consequences for their districts.