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Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

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videoLegislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms. Full story...
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State Board of Ed delays Douglass Academy decision

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videoDouglass Academy does not have enough students according to state law, but that is not stopping them from teaching, at least for now. Today the NC Board of Eeducation met in Pembroke to discuss the next steps for the charter school. Full story...
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NC board ends operations for 2 charter schools

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North Carolina's statewide school board is forcing two charter schools to close after reviews found poor academic performance and financial problems at each. Full story...
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Local tests to show 3rd-grade reading skill OK'd

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video North Carolina school districts will be able to use their own third-grade reading tests in hopes of avoiding a lengthy series of personal exams that superintendents said could consume huge chunks of teaching time this spring. Full story...
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Appeals court rebuffs company on virtual charter school

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals is rejecting arguments by a for-profit company and a nonprofit group seeking taxpayer money to operate a school that offers online-only classes to public school students. Full story...
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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

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Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor. Full story...
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NC school board stands against paddling students

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North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good. Full story...
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NC school board sets virtual charter school rules

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North Carolina's state school board is setting ground rules for education entrepreneurs who want to offer online-only classes to public school students whose parents opt out of existing classrooms. Full story...
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NC schools take preventative steps after Newtown

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The Connecticut school massacre is leading North Carolina's school board to look again at steps aimed at keeping safe 1.5 million public school students and more than 100,000 educators. Full story...
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NC schools cut corporal punishment cases in half

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The number of North Carolina children being paddled at school is falling fast as the handful of districts that continue to use physical pain as discipline decline. Full story...
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NC school board weighs adding 25 charter schools

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North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations. Full story...
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NC man convicted in death of school board member

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A Raleigh man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in the death of a member of the state Board of Education. Full story...
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Trial starts in killing of NC school board member

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Jury selection will begin in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a member of the North Carolina state Board of Education. Full story...
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100,000 NC high school juniors to take ACT

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About 100,000 high school juniors in North Carolina's public and charter schools are sitting down to take the ACT college entrance exam. Full story...
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NC school board OKs fall open for 9 new charters

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Nine new charter schools are headed for August openings, the first since North Carolina lawmakers removed a 100-school statewide limit last year. Full story...
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