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Commentary:  Dropping the algebra requirement for eighth-graders, as California did, is a bad idea. It "helps train your brain," an N.C. Central University algebra instructor says.

Modified: 02/13/13 06:17:48 PM
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SACS, the major accrediting agency for colleges, wants UNC-Chapel Hill to make good on degrees awarded to former students who were enrolled in bogus African and Afro-American Studies classes.

Modified: 02/12/13 08:02:10 PM
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AdvancED wants to know how the Wake County school board is dealing with issues such as finding a new superintendent and developing a student assignment plan before it can restore the system’s high schools to full accreditation.

Modified: 02/13/13 05:20:48 AM
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Candidates have until Feb. 22 to apply to fill the District 9 vacancy on the Wake County school board created by Debra Goldman’s resignation earlier this month.

Modified: 02/11/13 06:25:14 PM

Borrowers on the hook for more than half of student loans are delaying principal and interest payments, contributing to rising balances for recent graduates who face a weak job market, according to a new study.

Modified: 02/10/13 01:13:50 PM

N.C. State University’s College of Management attracts 86 companies to its Career and Internship Fair — an increase over last year.

Modified: 02/08/13 06:50:30 PM

Debra Saunders-White, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, will be the new chancellor at N.C. Central University in Durham.

Modified: 02/09/13 08:24:54 PM
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Some Wake County school board members say they’ll work to get funding for a $4.3 million renovation of Athens Drive High School’s athletic facilities included in the next school construction bond referendum.

Modified: 02/09/13 05:52:50 AM

Burley Mitchell, former chief justice of the state Supreme Court, says tutors steered UNC-Chapel Hill athletes to no-show classes, to keep them eligible. He challenges a report that called it only an academic scandal.

Modified: 02/08/13 05:51:34 AM
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Robert Mercer, who was head of UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic support program for athletes, had been asked to make sure enrollments were proper.

Modified: 02/07/13 10:10:02 PM

Wake County school board chairman Keith Sutton said proposed changes in the way schools are built and maintained, and how board members are elected would “decimate” the school system.

Modified: 02/08/13 03:20:11 PM

UNC Board of Governors members air their final thoughts about the system’s five-year plan, which is expected to be adopted by the board Friday.

Modified: 02/08/13 05:04:13 AM
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