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NC Board of Education

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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