Stories tagged: "016 EDUCATION"

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Mold and classes in trailers: Inadequate funding for schools is hurting NC communities

Schools across the state are dealing with dilapidated classrooms and buildings in need of significant repair or a total rebuild due to a lack of investment in public education.

NC Principal Wins National Education Award
Watch NC principal give emotional speech on winning ‘Oscars of teaching’

A North Carolina principal won the prestigious Miliken Educator Award, which is like winning an Oscar in teaching!

Moms for Liberty co-founders Tina Descovich, left, and Tiffany Justice, speak at the Moms for Liberty meeting in Philadelphia, Friday, June 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Moms for Liberty’s far-right agenda rejected by voters

The “extremist” group Moms for Liberty backed more than 130 candidates during this election cycle, but an overwhelming majority lost their races as parents pushed back on the organization’s far-right agenda for public education.

Sunset over Lumberton. Lumberton, part of Robeson County, is one of many towns caught up waiting for the state to fix long-standing education funding issues exposed in the Leandro lawsuit. (Shutterstock)
Eastern NC schools wait for justice in 30-year-old education funding lawsuit

For nearly three decades, families in underserved communities in eastern NC have been asking the state to fix their chronically underfunded schools. They talked to us about keeping the faith.

Chapel Hill, NC, USA - October 23, 2020: The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Library on the UNC Campus
2 NC universities make the list of most affordable colleges in 2023-2024

Here’s what you need to know about North Carolina’s two most affordable universities, from tuition and test scores to degree programs.

Although not new, book challenges have surged in public schools since 2020, part of a broader backlash to what kids read and discuss in school. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.)
Books are worthy of discussion, not banning

"Banning books will not protect our children, but teaching them how to read and think critically will," North Carolina teacher Tammy Raynor Petrosillo writes in an op-ed.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on student loan debt forgiveness, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
North Carolinians Get Financial Relief as Biden Cancels More Student Debt

This round of debt relief will eliminate the debt of 125,000 borrowers nationwide: 22,000 with disabilities, 51,000 through an income-driven repayment plan, and 53,000 through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.