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Senate Republicans introduce Parents’ Bill of Rights

On Wednesday, N.C. Senate Republicans held a press conference introducing the Parents’ Bill of Rights. which they say would give parents more control over the direction of their child’s education and require more transparency in public schools. During the N.C. Senate’s education committee, where the bill was later debated, several Democrats objected, calling the bill...

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes debate over Leandro education funding

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the debate over funding the Leandro education spending plan in North Carolina. King offered these comments during the Jan. 27, 2023, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

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Red-light camera legal battles continue after all but two N.C. cities scrap programs

The N.C. Supreme Court could decide in the weeks ahead whether to hear Greenville’s legal defense of its red-light camera enforcement program. That’s despite the fact that the city shut down the program in November. Red-light critics filed paperwork with the state's highest court Wednesday.

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Appeals Court rules for principal in suit over Pender County teacher assault

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a Pender County school principal sued after a student injured a teacher at the school. Appellate judges agreed the principal had legal immunity in the case. The decision announced Friday reversed a trial court ruling.

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Charter operator sees good news in U.S. Supreme Court order linked to N.C. case

The founder of a Brunswick County charter school welcomes the latest development in the school’s bid to win a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. The school is challenging an Appeals Court ruling. Appellate judges labeled the charter school a “state actor.”

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U.S. Supreme Court seeks solicitor general’s input about N.C. charter school case

The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Biden administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer to offer her thoughts about a case from North Carolina involving a charter school treated as a “state actor.” Supreme Court justices reviewed the case Friday.

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King asks Lt. Gov. Robinson about education priorities

Donna King, editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal, asks Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson about top education issues in 2023. This exchange took place during the Jan. 6, 2023, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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