Stories tagged: "public education"

A demonstrator marches in front of the State Capitol in Raleigh in June. The Capitol has been the scene of multiple protests of racial inequality in 2020. (Image via Shutterstock)
How History Is Made: After George Floyd, NC Educators Consider a More Inclusive Curriculum

The NC Department of Education is trying to make its history curriculum more representative of our country. Getting it right is proving to be a challenge.

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Experts Say Schools Need Billions to Reopen, But Federal Lawmakers At Odds on Coronavirus Relief.

Education experts at Duke University urge patience, realism and billions in funding to help NC and US schools reopen in the coming weeks.

A NC teacher says that, with federal lawmakers stalled on aid for school reopening, Vice President Pence should not be in the state touting a private school right now. (Image via Shutterstock)
I’m a Teacher. Mike Pence’s Visit to a Private School in NC Today Sends the Wrong Message.

With federal lawmakers stalled on aid for reopening public schools, Mike Pence should not be touting a private school in NC right now.

Seven NC plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the state's Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
Parents Look to Overturn NC’s Private School Voucher Program, Alleging Religious Discrimination

Seven NC plaintiffs file lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of NC’s Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
From a Teacher: Stop Using Equity as a Prop for School Reopening, Sen. Berger

The NC Senate head, whose leadership has been very bad for education, should stay away from equity arguments on school reopening during the coronavirus.

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As the Parent of a Special Needs Child, I Feel Forgotten About in Coronavirus Reopening

Amid the coronavirus, a parent in NC’s largest school system talks about the challenge of a virtual reopening for a child with special needs.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in a US Senate committee in June on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Alexander Drago/Pool via AP)
Kamala Harris Touts Biden’s Plans for Caregivers, Seniors and Pre-K in North Carolina

In virtual meet with NC leaders, Kamala Harris says Joe Biden's economic plan would boost childcare and aid struggling parents who can't afford it.