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September 22, 2014

Majority of North Carolina Voters Support Expansion of Early-Childhood Programs

The findings come from a poll conducted on behalf of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the First Five Years Fund, two advocacy organization supporting increased spending on early learning.

September 22, 2014

New Preschool Poll Shows Voters in North Carolina Ready to Invest in Early Ed.

Results of the poll were shared with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and the state's Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, who are in the nation's closest mid-term election race.

September 05, 2014

NEA Ad Buy Slams Republican in N.C. Senate Race on K-12 Spending

In the latest multi-million dollar ad buy in North Carolina, the National Education Association blasts the education record of GOP challenger Thom Tillis.

September 04, 2014

Education a Central Theme In First North Carolina Senate Debate

In the nation's closest and most expensive senatorial campaign, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Thom Tillis, squared off on education issues in the first of three debates.

September 03, 2014

N.C. District Votes to End Relationship With Teach For America

A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.

August 21, 2014

New North Carolina Voucher Program Blocked By Judge

North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has ruled that the state's school voucher program is unconstitutional

August 21, 2014

North Carolina School Voucher Program Is Ruled Unconstitutional

North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has ruled that the state's school voucher program is unconstitutional because the program does not "accomplish a public purpose."

August 21, 2014

Judge Rules Voucher Program in North Carolina Is Unconstitutional

North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has ruled that the state's school voucher program is unconstitutional because the program does not "accomplish a public purpose."

August 07, 2014

Enrollment Hikes Won't Guarantee More State Aid in New N.C. Budget

Enrollment increases in North Carolina districts will no longer automatically lead to more state aid under the state budget approved by lawmakers, and some education officials are denouncing the change.

July 31, 2014

N.C. Budget Deal Couples Teacher Raises With Pay-Structure Overhaul

Closing in on a budget deal, North Carolina will restructure its pay system and provide teachers with raises averaging 7 percent.

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