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Senate appropriations gives thumbs up to Senate budget plan

Senate appropriations gives thumbs up to Senate budget plan

by Alex Granados | May 29, 2019 Education NC ______________________________________________________________ Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, presented on the education portion of the budget at the Senate education appropriation committee. The full Senate appropriations committee gave a favorable vote to its two-year budget plan, which increases education spending by $1.3 billion and gives teachers an average 3.5% pay raise over two years. Under […]

WeBuild! Camp offered July 29 – August 2

WeBuild! Camp offered July 29 – August 2

For one amazing week this summer, rising 4 through 7 grade girls will have the opportunity to learn trades at a one-of-a-kind camp! WeBuild! Camp, sponsored by the Women Roofers, will take place July 29 – August 2 on the Isothermal Community College campus and will help girls explore carpentry, plumbing, mechanical problem solving, how to […]

Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Owners Share Stories of Grief, Urge Legislators to Close Health Care Coverage Gap

Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Owners Share Stories of Grief, Urge Legislators to Close Health Care Coverage Gap

Nineteen percent of early childhood educators in North Carolina do not have health insurance Raleigh In a round table discussion with Governor Roy Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, early childhood professionals from across North Carolina shared stories of how the health care coverage gap is negatively affecting their colleagues. Attendees expressed […]

Report: Almost half of college students worry about running out of food

Report: Almost half of college students worry about running out of food

by Analisa Sorrells | EDNC Analisa Sorrells is the Associate Director of Policy and Engagement for EducationNC. Analisa grew up in Windermere, Florida where she attended the local public elementary, middle, and high school. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in reporting from the UNC School of […]

A ‘handful’ of NCPTA convention attendees walked out during Superintendent Mark Johnson’s speech

A ‘handful’ of NCPTA convention attendees walked out during Superintendent Mark Johnson’s speech

 By Greg Childress, NC POLICY WATCH A handful of people attending the N.C. Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) Convention reportedly walked out during a speech by State Superintendent Mark Johnson. Some members of the organization were critical of the organization for allowing Johnson to speak at its 100th Convention held in Charlotte last week. The walkout follows an online petition signed by […]

Six students graduate from Basic Law Enforcement program

Six students graduate from Basic Law Enforcement program

Six students recently graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Isothermal Community College. Pictured are Daniel Matz (front, left to right), Michael Ryan Reel, and Christian Xiong Malendrez; instructor Thomas Tarker (back, left to right),Jonathan D. Clayton, Justin Edwards, Robert Corbett and BLET Director Philip Bailey. SPINDALE – Six students recently graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement […]

Inmates earn diplomas at Rutherford Correctional Center

Inmates earn diplomas at Rutherford Correctional Center

Six inmates graduated with high school diplomas from Isothermal Community College at Rutherford Correctional Center recently. They are Donald R. Taylor (front, left to right), Travis B. Furr, and Dominique J. Garrett; Joseph P. Hogan (back, left to right), George D. Bolen, and Donavan L. Chavis. SPINDALE  – Six inmates at the Rutherford Correctional Center […]

Republicans, education advocates square off again over expanding private school voucher program

Republicans, education advocates square off again over expanding private school voucher program

By Greg Childress -NC Policy Watch You can hear the anger rising in Yevonne Brannon’s voice as she talks about the state’s controversial school voucher program. Brannon, a spokeswoman for Public Schools First N.C., a K-12 advocacy organization, thinks it’s outrageous that a family with an annual income of more than $71,000 could receive state […]

Out and About with New Reach Graduates

Out and About with New Reach Graduates

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Child porn arrest points to limited NC oversight of church day schools

Child porn arrest points to limited NC oversight of church day schools

BY NEILL CALDWELL, CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Greensboro operates Fellowship Day School. Former employee Alyson Brooke Saunders has been charged with multiple child sex crimes allegedly committed at the school. Neill Caldwell / Carolina Public Press The U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested a Greensboro church day school employee last month on […]

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