north carolina
Courts
Preliminary injunction sought for teen suing North Carolina school district over ‘illegal aliens’ statement

(The Center Square) – Clearance of a North Carolina teen’s academic record for saying “illegal aliens” in a classroom setting is sought in a preliminary injunction filed Tuesday. Christian McGhee,… Read More

June 5, 2024
Public Education
Exclusive: District that suspended student for using term ‘illegal alien’ fails to provide docs to parents org

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A North Carolina school district that suspended a student for using the term “illegal alien” failed to provide all public records pertaining to the incident… Read More

May 24, 2024
Public Education
Diversity policy changed for 17-campus UNC System

(The Center Square) – Overwhelming approval has been given to change a diversity policy in the UNC System to “ensure equality of all persons and viewpoints.” Sonja Phillips Nichols and… Read More

May 24, 2024
Public Education
Over 85,000 students waiting to enroll in North Carolina charter schools

Thousands of North Carolina families are clamoring for coveted spots at charter schools, a new state report revealed. The report, compiled for the Legislature by the… Read More

May 20, 2024
Public Education
Straight F’s lead to second call for Education Secretary Cardona to resign

(The Center Square) – Grades of F overall, and in each of five specific areas with active hot-button issues, were given by a North Carolina congresswoman chairing a committee hearing… Read More

May 10, 2024
Culture
‘Proud to be an American’: UNC frat brothers receive nationwide support for defending American flag during campus protest

Members of a University of North Carolina fraternity received widespread support after a viral video captured them safeguarding the American flag during an anti-Israel protest on campus. On Tuesday, members… Read More

May 3, 2024
Legislation
Proposal advances to fund 55,000 on Opportunity Scholarship waiting list

(The Center Square) – Appropriation of enough money to erase a waiting list of about 55,000 for school choice is expected to be voted on soon by the full North… Read More

May 2, 2024
Public Education
‘It’s a win-win’: North Carolina awards over 3,000 additional school choice scholarships while special ed program grows nearly 30%

So many North Carolina families are asking for school choice scholarships, it’s hard for the state to keep up with the demand. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA)… Read More

May 1, 2024
Culture
Education, policy development likely at human trafficking prevention conference

(The Center Square) – People with power and influence to help North Carolina stop exploiters of human trafficking are meeting in Raleigh to help educate, change perceptions and push new… Read More

May 1, 2024
Public Education
‘Space aliens or illegal aliens?’ North Carolina student given 3-day suspension for allegedly ‘racist’ question

A North Carolina high school student has been suspended for three days for asking his teacher to clarify an assignment’s use of the word “alien.” Christian McGhee, a student at… Read More

April 19, 2024
Public Education
Video shows student slap teacher in the face: ‘You want me to hit you again?’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A viral video that circulated Monday shows a student slapping his teacher in the face at a high school in North Carolina. The student, wearing… Read More

April 16, 2024
Culture
Poll: Signs of support for education, school choice

(The Center Square) – Support for North Carolina’s opportunity scholarship program is reflected in a 500% increase in applications, and by 3 in 5 respondents to a poll taken Sunday… Read More

April 12, 2024
Public Education
North Carolina’s school choice program full

Tens of thousands of North Carolina families have jumped at the chance to receive school choice scholarships, despite open hostility from the governor about the program. In fact, the state… Read More

April 2, 2024
Opinion
After school board ‘charade,’ the NC Legislature should make these 7 adjustments to the Parents’ Bill of Rights

Last year, the Republican Legislature passed the Parents’ Bill of Rights (PBR) over North Carolina Gov. Cooper’s veto. The PBR gives parents the right, among other things, to challenge supplementary… Read More

March 18, 2024
Public Education
Former elementary teacher charged with 40 counts in sexual abuse case involving student

A North Carolina elementary teacher is facing multiple charges for sexually assaulting a former student. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Sara Kathleen Majors in October, when the… Read More

March 5, 2024
Public Education
Walkouts causing additional closures in Durham, NC school district

(The Center Square) – Students in Durham could be required to make up school days lost to employee walkouts over an ongoing pay dispute if it’s not soon resolved, district… Read More

February 16, 2024
Public Education
North Carolina ed leaders preparing for end of federal pandemic funding

(The Center Square) – A toolkit developed by North Carolina education officials will help districts analyze which learning recovery programs had the best return on investment as federal COVID-19 funds… Read More

February 13, 2024
Public Education
Report: Crime and violence in North Carolina public schools surge by 18% in one year, while dropouts decrease

Acts of crime and violence grew by 18.1% in North Carolina’s public schools during the 2022-23 school year. According to the last consolidated data report released… Read More

February 2, 2024
Culture
School choice rally brings cheering supporters to Kansas Capitol

(The Sentinel) – An estimated crowd of over 150 renewed their call for Kansas to join the growing ranks of states offering School Choice at an enthusiastic rally in the Capitol. … Read More

January 26, 2024
Public Education
North Carolina releases guideline for AI in schools, encourages educators to ‘rethink plagiarism and cheating’

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released artificial intelligence guidelines on Tuesday to “direct responsible implementation” of AI in public schools. The guidebook’s implicit goal is to strike a… Read More

January 19, 2024