Search Result for: North Carolina


Connecting School and Community in Northeastern north carolina

...n Related Publications Sample Tools   About the Program The children and communities in north carolina's mostly rural northeastern region face particularly difficult challenges. The region's schools are among the hardest to staff and have higher child poverty rates, lower educational levels, and fewer students scoring proficient or higher on state mandated tests than other districts in the state. The Rural School and Community Trust is working in north carolina to build the capacity...
Date: 2007-05-01

Infusing Heritage and Connectedness in Academic Support in north carolina

...This article appeared in the November 2008 Rural Policy Matters. Over the past three years, some elementary students in Warren County, north carolina have been learning about their historic community while improving their skills in reading, writing, math, character development, and oral history. The students participate in an Academic Enrichment Program, which consists of a two-week Summer Enrichment Program and a Saturday Academy Program that lasts through the school year. The Program tak...
Date: 2008-11-06

New Ruling Is Good News for At-Risk Preschoolers in north carolina

... school funding case known as Leandro succeeded in court this month when a three-judge panel of the north carolina Court of Appeals agreed that the state cannot create barriers that would prevent eligible preschoolers from enrolling in a pre-kindergarten program. The unanimous verdict upheld last year’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Howard Manning who ordered that every eligible child be served.  The school districts returned to Manning’s court after last year’s session ...
Date: 2012-08-28

New Use of Federal Education Money Brings Broadband to Rural north carolina County

...ime of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Students in rural Bertie County, north carolina will be getting broadband Internet at their homes beginning next fall, thanks to an innovative new use of federal education dollars. “Schools have used their Title I funding to try and remediate kids rather than deploy strategies to level the playing field between kids in poverty and more affluent kids,” says Bertie schools superintendent Chip Zullinger. “This is ...
Date: 2010-02-26

north carolina Budget Writers Cannot Impede State’s Constitutional Duty, Judge Says

...ard Manning has ruled that the state cannot implement portions of its annual budget that jeopardize north carolina students’ constitutional rights to a sound, basic education. Attorneys for Hoke, Robeson, Vance, Halifax, and Cumberland County school districts argued in a hearing last month that the state’s education budget fails to meet constitutional guarantees. The five rural school districts were plaintiffs in the original Leandro school finance case, filed in 1992, which argued ...
Date: 2011-07-29

north carolina District Takes Steps to End Zero Tolerance

...ng, but may require registration or expire over time. The Wake County (Raleigh) School District in north carolina has decided to amend its discipline policies that automatically remove students from school for lengthy terms in favor of alternative discipline strategies aimed at keeping students in school. The length of a long-term suspension for students, which has typically been the remainder of the school year with no exceptions, will become flexible and principals will have discretion over ...
Date: 2010-08-26

north carolina Judge Demands State Action on "Failing" High Schools

...at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The judge presiding over the north carolina school finance lawsuit known as Leandro has written a letter to state education officials demanding that high schools with records of poor test scores be given new leadership and be restructured or closed if scores don't improve by the end of the 2005-06 school year. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning wrote in the letter that schools where less than 55% of students pass state exams...
Date: 2006-04-01

north carolina Launches Dramatic Changes in Education

... schools. One of the states implementing sweeping changes to its preK–12 education system is north carolina. In this article, RPM explores some of the laws the state legislature passed in its most recent legislative session. north carolina Good and Getting Better Through 2013 For the past several decades, north carolina has held fast to a commitment to strengthen its public school system through funding, programs to support teachers, and expanded services and supports for students. Thos...
Date: 2013-09-30

north carolina State Board Takes Stand Against Corporal Punishment

...e’s Board of Education has voted to discourage the use of corporal punishment in all schools. north carolina has 115 school districts, nine of which continue the practice. Local districts retain authority to make the policy decision to use corporal punishment. Last year, the number of incidents of corporal punishment in north carolina was half that of the previous year as more districts opted out of the practice. American Indian students, less than two percent of the state’s student...
Date: 2013-05-30

north carolina Teacher Policy Debates Move to Budget Process

... free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Leaders in north carolina’s legislature aren’t giving up the fight to end tenure for the state’s public school teachers even though a judge ruled last month that the 2013 law ending tenure by 2018 is unconstitutional. Instead, the Senate has a new twist: force teachers to give up tenure if they want to receive a pay raise. For the time being, the battle is focused on the state’s budg...
Date: 2014-06-27

north carolina Voices: Radio Series Addresses Rural Education Issues

...WUNC Reporter Dave DeWitt visits Warren County to bring listeners the latest edition of the award-winning north carolina Voices series. He tells the stories of students with big dreams — and even bigger challenges; teachers who take less money to try to make a dent in the achievement gap; and the innovative efforts underway that are showing promise. Nearly half of the students in north carolina attend rural schools — only one state in the country has more. For decades, the formula...
Date: 2009-09-18

north carolina Vouchers: Unconstitutional

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. north carolina’s school voucher program cannot move forward, according to Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood. The voucher program, dubbed the Opportunity Scholarship Act, already has a complicated legal history. Grounds for the ruling Judge Hobgood found the voucher program unconstitutional on a number of grounds, including that the program appropriates to private schools tax...
Date: 2014-08-26

north carolina Weighing Options

...Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. north carolina is facing serious budget decisions when the legislature returns late this month. The state deficit is estimated to be $3.7 billion, and Governor Beverly Perdue asked education leaders to describe to the legislature the impact of 5% and 10% cuts. The Department of Public Instruction has estimated that a 10% cut would eliminate 5300 classroom teachers. The state has already cut fundi...
Date: 2011-01-25

north carolina Wrangling Over 4-Year Kindergarten

...may require registration or expire over time. As reported in last month’s RSFN, the judge in north carolina’s Leandro school funding case has ordered the state’s preschool programs to accept all eligible at-risk four-year-olds without charge. Program directors are facing an unknown number of newcomers to 4-K programs as well as uncertainty about funding levels. Judge Howard Manning ruled in favor of rural school districts who claimed that state budget cuts were unconstitution...
Date: 2011-08-25

north carolina, Others, Hotly Debate Charter School Rules

...ssouri expanded the number of charter schools, but also added new accountability measures.  north carolina plans could signal big changes to public school structures  Some of the most intense activity has been in north carolina, where state lawmakers are proposing big changes in the state's public school system via new charter school laws.  Last year, in response to requirements for Race to the Top funds, the legislature did away with a provision that capped the total num...
Date: 2012-06-26