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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law
Thursday, July 24, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Tuesday that includes the review and revision of the state's reading and math curriculum in K-12 schools. Four other states have also passed laws to rewrite the standards. The law directs the State Board of Education
 
Forestry head gets schooled at taxpayer expense
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taxpayers are helping paying for the head of the N.C. Forest Service to get a degree in forestry, a credential already held by his predecessors and many of his subordinates. J. Scott Bissette, an assistant agriculture commissioner in charge of the N.C. Forest Service, received $2,515 this year in tuition assistance from the state, according to documents
 
Weight management helps reduce black women’s depression
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DURHAM - Maintaining your body weight may also reduce depressive blues, according to a new Duke University study. Nearly half of the 185 low-income black female participants, ages 25-44, and experienced reduced depression during an intervention program aimed at helping them maintain their weight. Each woman had a body mass index of 25-35 (considered at
 
Wake County schools adds diversity officer
Thursday, July 24, 2014
CARY – Wake County public schools wants to make sure all students receive equitable treatment. As the newly appointed superintendent for equity affairs (a first for the district), Rodney Trice is responsible for developing/implementing diversity plans and monitoring programs and processes that sustain diversity, equity and respect. “I think
 
DPS inducts new superintendent
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DURHAM – Bert L’Homme, like his French last name translates, is the man – the new man for the job. L’Homme was sworn in Monday as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School. He is filling the position left vacant by Eric Becoats, who resigned in December 2013 after allegations
 
Wake County schools parents discuss state of affairs
Thursday, July 17, 2014
CARY – It was the topic of discussion, not the hors d’oeuvres, that drew people to a community forum about North Carolina’s public schools and education. Aim Higher Now NC, a campaign that defends public education, hosted the round circle discussion. “Public education affects all, even if you don’t have kids,” organizer
 
Budget stalemate costs taxpayers thousands
Monday, July 14, 2014
RALEIGH – The meter is running for the North Carolina General Assembly to pass a new budget. Lawmakers were to agree on the details before the Independence Day holiday. But now, the daily bill to keep the state Legislature open is running around $50,000, according to Logan Smith, communications director for Progress North Carolina. "That's slightly
 
Governor gives 450 teachers raises
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
RALEIGH – Last week Governor Pat McCrory handed out generous $10,000 bonuses to teachers, but only 450 of the 95,000 in North Carolina received them. The bonuses came from the federal Race to the Top grant funds and were given to Governor’s Teacher Network members. Teachers across the state were chosen for the GTN through a rigorous application
 
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President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to

McCrory signs Common Core changes into law

RALEIGH – North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum.

North Carolina mayors join filmmaker to combat bullying

Several North Carolina mayors have joined forces with an initiative to help stop bullying in