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Bill would begin overhaul of NC’s public school performance grades system

A proposed bill in the North Carolina General Assembly would begin the process of revamping the state’s system of evaluating and grading public schools. The move would be in line with recommendations from Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, who proposed the new approach earlier this year. Under the current system, schools are graded on...

David N. Bass
Opinion

NC can honor Brown v. Board legacy by ending exclusionary school district lines

Friday marked 70 years since the US Supreme Court declared that government-enforced separate public schools for students of different races was unconstitutional in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Yet our public school enrollment boundaries today are often a near-mirror of the redlined housing maps going back to the 1930s and 1940s —...

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Moore, Weatherman among GOP figures supporting parents’ Charlotte Latin lawsuit

State House Speaker Tim Moore and lieutenant governor candidate Hal Weatherman are among 14 Republican political figures supporting parents who seek the North Carolina Supreme Court’s review of a lawsuit against a Charlotte private school. Doug and Nicole Turpin argue that Charlotte Latin School breached its contract with the Turpin family by expelling two children in 2021.

CJ Staff
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Bill would require NC teachers to post lesson plans online

A measure introduced in the North Carolina House would expand transparency requirements in public schools, including by requiring teachers to post lesson plans online for easy access by parents. Filed on May 2, House Bill 1032, Academic Transparency, requires that lesson plans be posted online no later than 10 days after the lessons are handed out....

David N. Bass
Opinion

NC has much to celebrate this National Charter Schools Week

It’s National Charter Schools Week, and there is much to celebrate about North Carolina’s charter school movement. Public charter schools in our state now educate 145,000 students in 63 counties, and charter popularity continues to grow with families. In fact, the state’s charter school waitlist now features over 85,000 student names. Despite widespread popularity, however,...

Lindalyn Kakadelis
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Carolina Journal’s Brianna Kraemer offers new details in ‘illegal alien’ school suspension story

Brianna Kraemer, Carolina Journal public policy reporter, discusses the latest developments in the story of a Davidson County high school student suspended for using the words “illegal alien” in class. Kraemer offered these comments during a May 8, 2024, appearance on One America News Network.

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Appeals court rules Catholic NC high school could fire teacher over same-sex marriage

A federal Appeals Court has ruled that Charlotte Catholic High School did not violate a teacher’s rights when it fired him for planning to marry his same-sex partner. The decision Wednesday from the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a trial judge’s ruling favoring English and drama teacher Lonnie Billard.

CJ Staff