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RALEIGH — A new Parents’ Bill of Rights out this week is intended to protect the right of parents to direct their children’s education and protect their safety in the classroom.

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RALEIGH — A new filing in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit would lop another $25 million off of the cost of court-ordered education spending. Even with the change, advocates still want a court to force the state to spend an additional $770 million on education.

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RALEIGH — The former presiding jurist in the Leandro school funding case says the current struggles facing public schools in North Carolina are more about a breakdown in classroom instruction than a lack of funding.

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RAlEIGH — Plaintiffs and N.C. Justice Department lawyers are urging a judge to order $795 million in new state education spending. Briefs filed Friday afternoon confirmed agreement from both groups about whittling down the size of a $1.75 billion spending order issued last fall.

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Abraham Lincoln famously said of Ulysses S. Grant in the early days of the Civil War, “I can’t spare this man — he fights.” After playing defense on social issues — and doing it rather poorly for decades — conservatives are echoing a similar sentiment about politicians willing to take up the fight against illiberal ideologies.

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RALEIGH — The fight over $1.7 billion in court-ordered N.C. education spending is heading to a new judge. Court records confirm that the long-running legal case known as Leandro is heading to Special Superior Court Judge Michael Robinson.

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RALEIGH — Democratic members of the N.C. State Board of Education have their sights set on Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, saying Truitt was putting too many parents from schools of choice on a new advisory committee.

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Tuesday, 08 March 2022 11:43

OPINION: Let parents decide, not politicians.

At some point in time, we have all encountered permission slips in schools. Whether you were signing one for your child or having one signed by your parent, it’s the form that a school requires to send home with students to gain their parents’ permission for a field trip, movie, or event. It’s also likely that at some point, you may have forgotten to have your parent sign your permission slip, rendering you unable to participate in an event with your friends.

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RALEIGH — Legislative leaders argue there's no good reason for the N.C. Supreme Court to stp into a dispute now over $1.7 billion in court-ordered education funding. Republican legislators filed a new brief Monday. It opposes a request from the N.C. Department of Justice and other parties backing court-ordered funding.

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ROCKINGHAM — Fourteen percent of North Carolina’s 116 school districts still require masking — including Richmond County Schools.

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