Immigration activists want the Wake County school system to do more to reassure families of undocumented students following an increase in ICE raids. School officials say they already have policies in place to protect those students.
The Wake County school board is thanking students and staff at Rand Road Elementary School in Garner for how they stood up to a substitute teacher who allegedly told the class that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had killed himself.
Wake County school board member Keith Sutton will seek the Democratic nomination for state schools superintendent in 2020. Sutton says he has the necessary education and political experience to lead North Carolina’s public schools.
North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson announces new public-private partnership called Teach NC to improve image of teaching profession and to develop a statewide teacher recruitment system. He touts how much teachers are being paid.
Wake County school administrators are recommending making Election Day in November 2020 a teacher workday, which would mean classes wouldn’t be held. Staff also want to make the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fatir a teacher workday.
The college basketball rivalry between Duke and UNC has spawned a healthy competition — and collaboration — among two college newspapers. The Daily Tar Heel at UNC-Chapel Hill and The Chronicle at Duke are teaming up to produce a joint edition on Feb. 20.
Climate change researchers from NC State University and the University of Maryland put together a map to compare what urban areas will feel like in 2080. North Carolina could feel like the Florida Panhandle.
Cumberland County Superintendent Marvin Connelly says he has cancer but the outlook for recovery looks good. Friends and colleagues, including those who know him from his 26 years in Wake County schools, are offering their support.
Some state lawmakers are hoping to pass legislation in 2019 that would allow North Carolina school districts to start the school year earlier in August. The tourism industry says a change puts the $23.9 billion industry at risk.
UNC filed a permit renewal with the state for the Cameron Avenue co-generation plant and the Manning Drive power plant. Campus won’t be coal-free by 2020, but the Three Zeros initiative is making changes now.
North Carolina lawmakers have filed bills that would increase funding for school resource officers and mental health personnel, develop school threat assessment teams, screen kids for mental health issues and teach respect for school personnel.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools online credit recovery program helps students graduate with a GPA too low for college admission, speakers from Students For Education Reform say. They urge CMS to set higher standards.