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Accrediting agency: UNC ‘not diligent’ in exposing academic scandal

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Dan Kane, News and Observer, November 21, 2014. The commission that accredits UNC-Chapel Hill is raising new concerns about its integrity, saying that the university “was not diligent” in providing information about an academic fraud scandal and that two UNC employees did not tell all they knew about “abnormal activity” during the commission’s first […]

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Group sues UNC on use of race in admissions

| November 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Jane Stancil, News and Observer, November 17, 2014. A lawsuit filed against UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday seeks to end the university’s use of race in admissions, contending that “race is a dominant factor” in decisions “to the detriment of white and Asian-American applicants.” The group behind the lawsuit, the Project on Fair Representation, also filed […]

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2005 UNC basketball champs: 2 semesters, 35 bogus ‘paper’ classes

| November 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Dan Kane, News and Observer, November 8, 2014. During the season that the UNC men’s basketball team made its run to the 2005 NCAA championship, its players accounted for 35 enrollments in classes that didn’t meet and yielded easy, high grades awarded by the architect of the university’s academic scandal. The classes, some advertised […]

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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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