Displaying items by tag: Leandro v State of North Carolina

RALEIGH — Judge David Lee, the overseer of the Leandro case, approved a plan on Tuesday, Sept. 1, calling for millions more in education spending to meet North Carolina’s constitutional obligation to provide a sound, basic education to every child.

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RALEIGH — Education activists and Democratic lawmakers want to spend more on education, even as the state faces a massive budget shortfall and is entering a potentially disastrous hurricane season.

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RALEIGH — Instead of the traditional top-10 issues in public education, the Public School Forum of North Carolina picked just one.

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RALEIGH — The Republican and Democratic candidates for state superintendent had similar positions on the causes of school re-segregation and the need to find common ground.

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RALEIGH — Sen. Deanna Ballard, R-Watauga, wants the presiding judge in the Leandro school-finance case to share his perspective on education policy before the Senate Education Committee.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 12:46

Consent order in Leandro case sets stage for action

RALEIGH — The long-running Leandro case hasn’t led to a constitutional bombshell — as some experts feared — but, after years of waiting, presiding Judge David Lee has finally set the stage for action.

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RALEIGH — Twenty-five years ago, Robert Leandro and his mother, Kathleen Leandro, lent their name to one of the most significant education lawsuits in North Carolina history. At the time, the family lived in Raeford, a town with a small tax base and a struggling economy. Robert attended a local high school.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Republican legislators say they were left out of focus groups for a major education report that could seriously affect future policymaking.

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RALEIGH — Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, said he wouldn’t be surprised if a judge orders the state to spend more on education.

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RALEIGH — Proponents of charter schools worry the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education will use the Leandro ruling as a roundabout way to restrict charter schools. The most recent commission meeting, Monday, Oct. 14, didn’t allay those concerns.

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