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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants to increase the state budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year from $27 billion to $29.3 billion, an increase of 8.5%. The money would come from $6.2 billion in additional revenue spelled out in the state’s latest forecast.

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A few years ago, I reserved a room at the North Carolina Association of Educators Building in Raleigh for a large public luncheon. When our team arrived a half hour before the event to get set up, however, we encountered a troubling surprise.

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Life as a public school teacher in North Carolina has never been a walk in the park or a path to easy prosperity. Though the job has always been enormously challenging and of supreme importance, the pay and working conditions have — in part because teaching was for so long generally viewed by our sexist society as “women’s work” — always been below par. Indeed, for those teachers not lucky enough to have decently compensated spouses or partners, second jobs have long been common and many other indices of middle class life (like owning a home) elusive.

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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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PEMBROKE — Loury Floyd, dean of the School of Education at UNC Pembroke, has been appointed chair of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Committee on Meetings and Professional Development. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services joins partners across the state and nation in celebrating the “Week of the Young Child” April 2-8, 2022. The annual event honors young children, their families and the adults who shape their early development.

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LILESVILLE — Starting April 1, teachers can apply for Bright Ideas education grants from Pee Dee Electric. The electric cooperative is providing grants of up to $2,000 to bring creative learning projects to life and enhance education for local students. Teachers can apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com. 

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PEMBROKE — The School of Education at UNC Pembroke has received a record $2.9 million grant from the Anonymous Trust that will fund student scholarships for 30 future educators and transform the lives of generations of students in rural and underserved communities.  

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RALEIGH — Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is calling for broad reforms to the K-12 education system in North Carolina. Robinson's comments came during a standing committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 21, that touched on themes of accountability, discipline, and restoring common sense.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 13:57

NC Zoo delivers outdoor play kits to NC teachers

ASHEBORO —The NC Zoo Society and North Carolina Zoo are excited to partner with T-Mobile to provide classroom kits that support incorporating nature exploration, playful learning, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) approaches into local classroom curricula. 

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