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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly will begin votes Tuesday on the newly-released 2021-23 conference budget. The 2021-22 budget plan of $25.9 billion represents a 4.3% increase over the previous plan. The fiscal 2022-23 portion of the biennial plan is $27 billion, and the state’s rainy day fund grows to $4.25 billion by the end of the biennium.

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DURHAM — WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the online nonprofit Western Governors University, will mark the National Education Association’s 2021 American Education Week Nov. 15-19 by promoting the WGU Loves Teachers and Become a Teacher scholarship programs. These scholarships, together totaling $6 million nationwide, are designed for current and future education professionals who wish to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degree programs with WGU’s Teachers College.

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Wednesday, 03 November 2021 14:02

Pee Dee Electric announces Bright Ideas Grant winners

LILESVILLE — Pee Dee Electric awards $14,000 in Bright Ideas Education Grants to local educators funding a total of eight different projects. More than 1,000 students across all grade levels and subject areas in Anson, Richmond, Scotland, and Stanly counties will benefit from these grants. 

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s self-described teachers’ union still has clout with many Democratic lawmakers in the legislature, but its influence — and popularity — with teachers and everyday North Carolinians appears to be waning. 

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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke is pleased to announce its selection to Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity third National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center cohort, to foster high-quality educators within minority serving institutions across the United States. 

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PEMBROKE — The UNC Pembroke School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $1.1 million federal grant to increase the number of highly qualified American Indian teachers committed to serving American Indian communities.  

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:50

N.C. lawmakers send anti-indoctrination bill to Cooper

RALEIGH — One of the most hotly debated bills of the legislative section cleared its final hurdle Wednesday, Sept. 1, and now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper, who could add the measure to his growing list of vetoes.

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WADESBORO — The deadline is quickly approaching for local K-12 teachers to apply for grants of up to $2,000 from Pee Dee Electric through the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program.

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RALEIGH — A statewide campaign launched by the John Locke Foundation — publisher of The Carolina Journal — urges public school teachers to save $500 in dues each year by leaving the partisan N.C. Association of Educators.

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RALEIGH — A task force assembled by Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson designed to give a voice to parents and students in identifying political bias in public school classrooms released its first report on Tuesday.

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