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July 15, 2019

N.C. Procurement Raises Questions of Vendor Selection, Dyslexia Screening, and State Reading Policy

Superintendents are among those worried about the state's controversial selection of a different reading-test vendor than the one its own internal committee initially recommended.

January 10, 2019

Former Principal Gears Up to Run Again After 2018 Election Loss

Aimy Steele, the former North Carolina principal who challenged a longtime incumbent in the state house of representatives and lost by less than 2,000 votes in the November midterm election, is revving up her campaign for the same seat.

October 11, 2018

'It's Just Heartwrenching,' Principal Says of Hurricane Michael's Rampage Through His School

Hurricane Michael took a heavy toll on schools in Florida's Panhandle, including in Panama City's Jinks Middle School, where the storm blasted through the gymnasium.

October 10, 2018

Schools Offer Shelter as Hurricane Michael Lashes Florida, Heads to Georgia and Carolinas

The storm was the strongest to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades, and it's now headed to Georgia and the Carolinas, including areas where schools are still trying to recover from Hurricane Florence which struck nearly a month ago.

October 02, 2018

Lawmakers Approve Bills to Pay Teachers and Waive School Days in Districts Hit by Hurricane Florence

The North Carolina legislature's aid to districts affected by Hurricane Florence came the same day the U.S. Department of Education announced approximately $2 million in grants to aid low-income students in North Carolina and about $800,000 for similar students in South Carolina.

September 24, 2018

North Carolina May Forgive School Days Missed Due to Hurricane Florence

The state's General Assembly may consider a Hurricane Florence relief package, which will likely "forgive" school districts in disaster areas for missed school days and allow teachers and others who missed work because of Hurricane Florence to maintain their salaries without having to dip into their vacation days.

September 13, 2018

As Florence Arrives, Carolina School Officials Anxious But Hope For the Best

Hurricane Florence, which made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Friday morning, has been downgraded to a tropical storm. More than a million students have been impacted by school closures.

September 12, 2018

From South Carolina to Virginia, Schools Batten Down Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Districts serving more than 800,000 students have already closed in anticipation of the Category 4 storm. Florence could be the first Category 4 storm to hit the Carolinas since Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

September 10, 2018

With Hurricane Florence Bearing Down, S.C. Governor Closes Schools in 26 Counties

If Hurricane Florence keeps its current course, the Carolina coast could start receiving tropical storm force winds as early as Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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