Stories tagged: "Teachers"


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‘They Are Not a Priority’: Republicans’ Proposed Spending Plan Gets Early Criticism

As the NC General Assembly’s Republican House and Senate leaders announced their proposed budget Tuesday, state employees and others are shaking their heads.

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. Both GOP senators voted against legislation expanding benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in service. That includes NC vets exposed to toxic burn pits. (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.

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.

In this January 2021 file photo, a medical professional heads to the parking lot at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.)
A Meaningful Milestone: Teachers in at Least One NC County Get Vaccinated

Revised state guidelines moved NC teachers up in priority for the COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccinations already happening in at least one Eastern North Carolina school district.

A US World War II veteran arrives for President Trump's speech at the U.S.S. Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington in September. Seventy-five years after the war, some say there are similarities between the fabled 'Greatest Children' and those kids growing up amid a worldwide pandemic and recession today. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Why My Kids Can See Themselves in the ‘Greatest Generation’

Their lives are upended by coronavirus. But the fabled 'Greatest Generation' paced the world after surviving pandemic and recession too.

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After the DeVos and Trump Years, Having Jill Biden as First Lady Is a Huge Deal for Teachers Everywhere

“Having Dr. Biden in the White House could mean the world to public education in this country, including community colleges."

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Stop Blaming Teachers for Closed Schools. Blame the Coronavirus.

Two NC educators respond to a wave of “public hostility” toward teachers as many school districts reopen with remote learning.