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RALEIGH — As state community colleges struggle to raise enrollment, they are looking to recruit  more non-traditional students — those older than 25. The push could help lift those students out of poverty and boost North Carolina’s workforce — but only if colleges get it right, advocates say.

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RALEIGH — A wing of the N.C. Association of Educators wants to move the organization in a more left-leaning, radical direction.

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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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I am a glass-half-full kind of person, so while we could focus on the criticisms and some of the setbacks related to expanding educational freedom to more families, there is much more to celebrate than to lament. As National School Choice Week kicks off, it’s a great time to spotlight the growing variety and abundance of education options available to parents and young people.

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RALEIGH — North Carolinians strongly believe parents are the ultimately authority when it comes to educating their children, a new poll from the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute shows.

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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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My eight-year-old daughter Abby recently started reading "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was prompted, in part, by watching the "Little House on the Prairie" television episodes with her great-aunt. Coincidentally, I have been reading more lately about some of the key women in history who promoted the ideals of individual freedom, limited government, non-coercion, and voluntary cooperation through trade. Rose Wilder Lane is one of these women. She was born on this day in 1886.

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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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