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Lucy Hood

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Scott Ralls, president of the North Carolina Community College System, likes to use oceanic analogies. When he refers to a broad array of initiatives underway to improve the success of community college students, he calls it “boiling the ...
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Selecting a superintendent is widely considered the single most important decision a school board can make, and leaders of the Wake County Public School System are about to make that decision – again. Former Superintendent Anthony Tata was ...
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A textbook warehouse off I-40 where actual books are sparse. Photo by Phyllis Nunn / NC Justice Center
Education News

Just off of I-40, across from the North Carolina Museum of Art on the outskirts of Raleigh is the textbook warehouse for public schools. In the spring and summer it’s typically a busy hub, dispatching everything from elementary ...
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Education Legislative Watch

The North Carolina State Board of Education approved measures Thursday that will add rigor to the charter school application process and temporarily delay plans to renew the charter of a controversial school serving at-risk students in Morehead City. ...
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The inherent tension that exists between individual liberty and the common good has played out in myriad ways for America’s schoolchildren. It’s been the fault line for everything from school finance decisions to desegregation disputes, and it’s at ...
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