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NC Schools

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NC School: Boy Can Carry “My Little Pony” Backpack

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his “My Little Pony” backpack when he returns to class. The boy’s family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack […]

03/21/2014

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NC School Safety Panel Holding First Meeting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel asked by Gov. Pat McCrory to recommend ways to make North Carolina public schools safer is holding its first meeting. The Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools plans to […]

12/04/2013

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McCrory: Frontloading Teacher Raises Among Options

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says his administration is looking at many options to bolster North Carolina public school teacher pay, including front-loading raises toward new teachers and increases based on instructional performance […]

11/14/2013

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NC Judge Weighs Improvement At Poor Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is taking stock of whether state officials are making progress in their duty to give every child a chance at a sound, basic education. Superior Court Judge […]

11/13/2013

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New NC Schools Report Card Measures Life Skills

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s public schools are getting a new report card, and state officials are putting out word that this time the grades test whether children are on track for life. The […]

11/07/2013

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McCrory Says New Standards Bring Lower Pass Rates

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is trying to brace North Carolina parents for a report next week showing fewer public school students passed statewide tests that are being graded under tougher new standards. […]

10/31/2013

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NC School Board To Address Reading, Class Sizes

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s State Board of Education is on a road trip as it discusses increased class sizes and a new requirement that every child know how to read before the fourth […]

10/03/2013

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Average SAT Score Rises For NC Students

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The average SAT score for North Carolina’s high school seniors saw gains in 2013, even as the average score nationally stayed the same. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction said Thursday […]

09/27/2013

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NC School Board To Discuss Class Size Limits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s statewide school board is scheduled to hear about changes adopted by the General Assembly that allow more crowding in public school classrooms. The State Board of Education meeting Wednesday […]

CBS Charlotte–09/04/2013

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NC Legislators Extend School Bus Lives For Savings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature hit the road this year to find another way to tighten the public school budget by seeking to extend the life of the statewide fleet of more […]

CBS Charlotte–09/01/2013

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