Lobbyists for education reform are prepared to put up a fight for a list of long-term goals they hope will be met with the cooperation of legislators during this year’s General Assembly. Despite the state’s tight budget, constituents are looking for key changes to be made to the public school system. These include integrating innovative teaching styles into curriculums, improving teaching quality and adding more enrichment programs and...
President Obama, speaking at Duke University last year, invoked a by-now familiar threat: India and China, with their growing economies and their emphasis on science and math education, are going to overtake us unless we start producing more scientists, engineers and innovators. The buzzword in this conversation is STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Two new North Carolina high schools opening in August are answering the call.
Studies show that preschool has a substantial impact on the overall success of at-risk, low-income individuals. This video shows the what preschool means for a kid in North Carolina
North Carolina offers two main alternative programs for students to prepare for their futures. But will participating in these programs help students gain that all important acceptance letter from their school of choice?
No North Carolina politician is anti-education. But according to Bill Harrison, the chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education, the recently passed state budget exemplifies how partisan politics will always come before public schools, students and teachers.
After four years of a statewide salary freeze, North Carolina teachers are set to receive a 1.2 percent raise that will average about $560. Find out why educators are sticking with the Tar Heel state.