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Historically black universities to admit students with lower SAT scores

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laura Oleniacz, Durham Herald-Sun, October 24, 2014. N.C. Central University and two other UNC system schools will be able to admit students with SAT scores below the minimum standard under a new pilot program approved Friday that places more emphasis on grade point average. The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina […]

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Review commission says Common Core too hard for some students

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui, News and Observer, October 20, 2014. Members of a state commission working to replace Common Core argued Monday that the academic standards are too hard for some students. Some commission members said that the Common Core standards, designed to increase academic rigor, require children to cover material that they should study […]

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Supreme Court to take up school voucher appeal

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jane Stancill and Colin Campbell, News and Observer, October 10, 2014. The legal battle over the state’s school voucher program has skipped a customary step and moved straight to North Carolina’s Supreme Court. On Friday, the state’s highest court unexpectedly moved to take up the appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down […]

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NC A&T takes top spot as largest historically black university in country

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Owen Covington, Triad Business Journal, September 30, 2014. N.C. A&T State University can claim the top spot as the largest historically black college and university in the country, passing Florida A&M and up from the No. 2 spot last year. The News & Record of Greensboro reportsthat unofficial fall enrollment numbers at A&T of […]

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1 in 8 third grade students not promoted under Read to Achieve

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

by T. Keung Hui and Andrew Dunn, News and Observer, October 3, 2014. More than 1 of 8 North Carolina third-grade students were not promoted this school year after failing to meet new state reading requirements – a figure kept from being higher because of policy changes made this year. Statewide, 87.3 percent of third-grade […]

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State Board of Ed to vote on 10 point grading system

| October 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

By T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer, October 2, 2014. Wake County school leaders who’ve been pushing for the state to switch to a 10-point scale for high school grading could get their wish today. As noted in today’s Charlotte Observer article by Andrew Dunn, the State Board of Education is scheduled to vote […]

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NC Universities shine nationally

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinion by The Times-News, October 1, 2014. We spend a lot of time these days bragging about Elon University. It seems a week doesn’t go by when the campus isn’t being decorated with one award or another for everything from academic programs to how well the shrubbery is maintained. It’s amazing. Most recently Elon came […]

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Panel begins revision of Common Core standards

| September 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Matthew Burns, WRAL, September 22, 2014. As part of legislation repealing the controversial Common Core academic standards in North Carolina public schools, a new state commission began the process Monday of reviewing math and English language targets for students to devise a new system of standards. The Academic Standards Review Commission has a year […]

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Appeals court releases voucher money for hundreds of NC Students

| September 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Matthew Burns, WRAL, September 19, 2014. The state Court of Appeals on Friday released taxpayer money to hundreds of North Carolina families who had been awarded vouchers to send their children to private or religious schools. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood last month declared the Opportunity Scholarship program unconstitutional and ordered a halt to […]

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NC Courts sort voucher law, students stay in class

| September 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, September 14, 2014. Medical assistant Melanie Moss wanted better things for her children. The public schools weren’t bad but her daughter was coming home last year complaining of boredom. Then she won a lottery for a new program promoted by North Carolina conservatives helping students from low-income families […]

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