Stories tagged: "public 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.

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.

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Here’s How Biden Aims to Have Most K-8 Schools Reopen Within His First 100 Days

A national strategy on reopening schools for in-person instruction and a call for more funding? Teachers and parents say yes, please.

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.

Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sending Teachers Back to Classrooms for Tests Is Absolute Madness

A NC teacher on the misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing in school amid the COVID pandemic.

Former Superintendent Mark Johnson was accused of misusing his office to campaign for lieutenant governor. (Image via Johnson's page).
Exclusive: How Ex-Superintendent Mark Johnson’s Office Killed a Pending Ethics Investigation

In a now-stalled investigation, former NC Superintendent Mark Johnson was accused of using his office to campaign for lieutenant governor.