Stories tagged: "education"


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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.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Civics Teacher: Tillis and Burr Are Completely Wrong About the Constitution

A NC civics teacher takes on US Senators Tillis and Burr’s objections to former President Trump's second impeachment.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

North Carolina education leaders are set to finalize social studies curriculum standards, but may not confront the legacy of systemic racism. (Stock image via Getty Images)
NC Teacher: The State Needs to Recognize, and Teach, the History of Racism

This North Carolina teacher writes that recent suggestions by state education leaders to downplay the role of systemic racism in our country is wrong.

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, calls the session to order at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. Some educators are asking lawmakers for a waiver on standardized testing this year after another year upended by coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Lawmakers Are Hypocrites on Public School Testing

A NC public education advocate on why schools shouldn’t face another round of punitive standardized testing this spring.