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University of South Carolina says SAT, ACT optional for 2021

The University of South Carolina has announced that standardized SAT and ACT test scores are optional for students soon applying for freshman admission to its Columbia campus.

BOE considers renaming New Hanover County elementary school

The name of a Walter L. Parsley Elementary School in New Hanover County is being called into question.

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal money if schools don’t reopen in the fall.

Harvard and MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall.

DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is assailing plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week.

Gov. Cooper not ready to issue statewide directive on school reopening

Governor Roy Cooper on Wednesday gave himself an extension to complete what is perhaps his most critical decision yet this pandemic: how to reopen schools.

Amid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college

The number of high school seniors applying for federal college aid plummeted in the first weeks of the pandemic and still remain below last year's levels.

Western Carolina University to remove name from auditorium

The board of trustees at Western Carolina University has voted unanimously to approve a resolution removing the name of a former North Carolina governor from a campus auditorium.

NC state audit: Virtual Public School courses need work

A North Carolina state audit says some classes offered through North Carolina’s online public school portal aren’t meeting required content and design standards.

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