Stories tagged: "state board of 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.

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)
Forcing Kids Back in Class for ‘End of Year’ Testing Makes No Sense

With NC schools expected to hold standardized testing in person, a teacher says educators can assess student progress without putting students' health at risk.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘Their Inaction Might Actually Kill People’: Parents Thrash NC Lawmakers Over In-Person School Testing

With coronavirus booming, some parents want NC to back off on a plan for students to take standardized testing in-person at school.

Voters are assisted at a polling location at the South Regional Library in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Close Races from 2020 Election Will Have Week Wait for Results

The wait for election results is on in the battleground state of North Carolina, where election officials will follow regular procedure to count outstanding ballots before releasing totals next Thursday.

A NC social studies teacher says the efforts by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and President Trump to rewrite history curriculum are misguided. (AP File Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
This NC Social Studies Teacher Says Trump, GOP Are Warping History Curriculum

Inside the efforts by President Trump and GOP allies like Dan Forest to dismantle and warp the history we teach in NC schools.

State Board of Education member James Ford responds to Superintendent Mark Johnson's criticism of a tweet about the Democratic National Convention. (Image via Shutterstock)
State Board Member Hits Back at Superintendent: You Just Proved Me Right About Racial Equity

An open letter to NC Superintendent Mark Johnson from State Board of Education member James Ford on why racial equity advocacy matters.