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Bill would revamp NC teacher licensure for Career and Technical Education

HB 991 would allocate $10,000 to the Department of Public Instruction to conduct an in-depth study on the current licensure requirements for CTE teachers. DPI would then make recommendations on an alternative or modified path to licensure based on the study.

David N. Bass
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State Supreme Court temporarily blocks order against NCSU in Poe Hall dispute

The state Supreme Court granted North Carolina State University a temporary stay Thursday in a legal fight tied to the shutdown of Poe Hall. The high court blocked an Appeals Court order that would have allowed outside investigators into the building that closed last November.

CJ Staff
Opinion

Primed by activist high schools, NC students arrive in college ready to protest

While students being allowed to express themselves is important, schools that allow, or even encourage, major disruptions in the school day (like walkouts and rallies) for radical causes should focus instead on boosting the state's reading and math scores.

Amy Rosenthal

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Updates to sex education standards raise concerns among conservatives

The North Carolina Board of Education recently voted to approve updates to the Healthful Living Standards for K-12 public schools, but some conservatives are wary of adjustments to the sex education components of the standards. North Carolina law requires school districts to “[t]each that abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage is the expected standard for all...

David N. Bass
Opinion

Liberty’s second chance: NC Supreme Court to review forced-vaccination decision

The North Carolina Supreme Court has chosen to review this case, and the plaintiffs hope that this will finally bring about a just outcome and prevent this from ever happening again.

Neal Jackson, Tyler Brooks
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Ruling in Stein ‘slush fund’ case could come later this week

A Wake Superior Court judge could decide by the end of the week whether a Randolph County pastor can stop state Attorney General Josh Stein from doling out $12 million in environmental grants. Critics have labeled the funding arrangement a “slush fund.”

CJ Staff
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Turpins challenge private school groups’ arguments in Charlotte Latin dispute

Parents suing a Charlotte private school over the expulsion of two students are rebutting arguments from state and regional private school groups at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Parents Doug and Nicole Turpin hope the high court will take their case.

CJ Staff