North Carolina Schools

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NC Reports Progress On High School Graduation Rate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s high school graduation rate showed improvement again last year, with more than eight out of 10 earning a diploma within four years of starting, the state’s education agency reported […]

CBS Charlotte–08/09/2013

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Angry Educators Protest Budget At NC Capitol

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year’s General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness. North Carolina Association of Educators […]

CBS Charlotte–07/29/2013

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NC Lawmakers Allow Charter Schools To Set Growth

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are tipping the scales in a small charter school’s expansion fight, a dispute critics say could undermine traditional public schools in rural communities statewide. The state House and […]

CBS Charlotte–07/17/2013

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NC Legislature Backs Curriculum Change On Abortion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation directing North Carolina public schools to teach that abortion and other activities put women at risk of premature births later is heading to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The Senate agreed […]

CBS Charlotte–07/03/2013

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NC Abortion Education Bill Up For Final House Vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions cause later premature births is scheduled for a final vote in the state House. The House is set to take up […]

CBS Charlotte–06/27/2013

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NC Governor Urges Schools To Boost Teacher Pay

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is urging leaders in the state education system to devise ways to boost teacher pay and college graduation rates, despite years of deep cuts to per-pupil […]

CBS Charlotte–06/20/2013

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McCrory Says Aide Will Review NC Student Testing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says it seems like North Carolina public school students take too many standardized tests and he’d like to see them reduced. McCrory’s office said he visited the State […]

CBS Charlotte–06/06/2013

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NC Legislature OKs Requiring Cursive, Times Tables

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators say they want public schools to get “back to basics” by ensuring they teach cursive writing and rote multiplication in elementary school. The Senate gave final approval Thursday […]

CBS Charlotte–05/31/2013

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NC Senate To Take Up House Cursive Writing Bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Senate committee is taking up a bill mandating the teaching of cursive writing and multiplication tables in public schools. The Senate Education Committee will debate the so-called “Back […]

CBS Charlotte–05/29/2013

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NC House Panel Backs Grants For Private Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill giving taxpayer money to North Carolina students to attend private or religious schools has been approved by a House panel. The Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday giving $4,200 […]

CBS Charlotte–05/28/2013

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