Ray Nothstine, Carolina Journal opinion editor, discusses his column, “The absurdity of continued school closings.”
Parents Bill of Rights passes NC Senate; all Democrats vote ‘no’
The North Carolina Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening establishing rights for parents with school-aged children. The Parents' Bill of Rights passed 29 to 18 and went to the House Tuesday. If the House passes it as well, it would go to Governor Cooper, who will likely veto it.
N.C. House committee OKs software for learning loss
The North Carolina House K-12 Education Committee passed a bill Jan. 31 that directs federal COVID-19 relief dollars to fund a new software program for remedying learning loss.
NCDPI receives millions in grants to address students’ mental health needs
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recently received approximately $17 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help meet the mental health needs of students in the state’s public schools.
Truitt: Testing-based formula for grading schools needs improvement
According to Catherine Truitt, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to underscore the limited nature of North Carolina’s accountability for public schools. She spoke about the challenges students continue to face and what is being done to fix the problems at Tuesday’s Council of State meeting.