Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

June Atkinson worries about the future of NC public schools

Watching the per-pupil funding shrink to near the bottom of the national rankings under the state’s Republican leadership has been painful for Atkinson. Now to see the public education’s leadership upended in the name of nebulous “choice,” she feels like the entire structure of public schools is in danger.

Ned Barnett

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

Gov. Pat McCrory and his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly congratulated themselves for their frugality and foresight in building the state’s “rainy day fund” to $1.6 billion. And after Hurricane Matthew brought a colossal rainy day, it’s fortunate there is money on hand to respond.

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Cooper proposes raises for NC teachers

Video: N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper offered a proposal to raise teacher pay during a visit to Lynn Road Elementary School in Raleigh Tuesday.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Cooper proposes raises for NC teachers 2:29

Cooper proposes raises for NC teachers

Wake announces 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists 3:31

Wake announces 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

Miami coach Larranaga dances with team after beating No. 18 Virginia 0:16

Miami coach Larranaga dances with team after beating No. 18 Virginia

What could be the largest food stamp fraud bust in US history caught on camera 2:01

What could be the largest food stamp fraud bust in US history caught on camera