• Atkinson, in interview, takes aim at school choice

    June Atkinson is taking an open stand against Republican legislators and their school-choice agenda. Atkinson worked hard for 12 years to keep a nonpartisan image during her time as North Carolina’s superintendent of schools. Now that her office at the Department of Public Instruction belongs to…

  • Three Republicans Seek State Superintendent’s Job

    A teacher, a lawyer, and a doctor all say North Carolina needs a new leader in the state’s highest elected position for education policy, and are laying claims to why they should be at the helm. GOP candidates Mark Johnson, Rosemary Fernandez Stein, and J. Wesley Sills are vying for…

  • Berger ‘Alarmed’ At Shift of Education Funding

    State Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said he is “alarmed” that the state Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education agreed, possibly in violation of state open meetings laws and legislative requirements, to shift funds intended to help children learn to read into maintaining what he calls a…

  • DPI Excludes Nonpublic Students from Grant

    RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Public Instruction received $229,180 this year under a federal grant program to subsidize test fees for low-income students, including those in nonpublic schools. But the DPI-administered program does not include private or homeschool students among the 3,000 students expected to receive the aid.

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Two weeks ago, I alerted you to Governor Easley's misguided proposal to move the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE)--currently under the Department of Administration--to the Department of Public Instruction. I imagine he was quite unprepared for the melee that followed.