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State Board of Ed will allow some rejected 2015 charter school applicants a second chance

Members of the State Board of Education called a brief session today to consider a proposal that would allow 2015 charter school applicants who didn’t make it to the interview stage of the application process a second chance at opening … Read More...

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GOP showdown on Common Core?

A legislative study committee today approved a bill that would back the state out of the Common Core education standards, which has become a rallying cry on the Tea Party right.
There are some opponents of Common Core on the … Read More...

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NC HEALTH REPORT: Changing jobs, not my work

Authors: Adam SearingResearch & Publications: NC Health ReportIssues: Health & Human Services/Public BenefitsHealth Care and Health ReformApril 24, 2014
By Adam Searing

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NC HEALTH REPORT: Changing jobs, not my work

Authors: Adam SearingResearch & Publications: NC Health ReportIssues: Health & Human Services/Public BenefitsHealth Care and Health ReformApril 24, 2014
By Adam Searing

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BTC BRIEF: County Economic Snapshots

Authors: Tazra MitchellResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State EconomyThe Budget & Tax Center‘s Economic Snapshots provide a look at how well counties in North Carolina are faring across key indicators of economic well-being and opportunity.

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BTC BRIEF: County Economic Snapshots

Authors: Tazra MitchellResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State EconomyThe Budget & Tax Center‘s Economic Snapshots provide a look at how well counties in North Carolina are faring across key indicators of economic well-being and opportunity.

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This morning’s infuriating and shortsighted North Carolina state budget cut

Here’s a story that’s unfortunately gotten very little, if any, play in the North Carolina mainstream news media. It comes, interestingly enough, from national NBC News:
“How politics buries science in landslide mapping
The six geologists were just starting … Read More...

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Why wait? Early voting starts today for the May 6th primary

One-stop early voting begins today for North Carolina’s primary elections.  To find the location in your county, check out this page at the State Board of Elections. The early voting period ends on Saturday, May 3rd.… Read More...

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BREAKING: Judge halts new teacher contract system for Durham and Guilford counties

This just in from Raleigh’s News & Observer:
GREENSBORO — A Superior Court judge on Wednesday put a halt, in at least two school systems, to the state’s mandate on giving raises to teachers who give up tenure.
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Senator Richard Burr: Makes up his own facts about NC Medicaid in order to criticize it

North Carolina’s Senator Burr used to be a fan of NC’s Medicaid program.  In fact, he presented NC Medicaid with a national award for delivering great care and containing costs just last year.  Then came the Affordable Care Act and … Read More...

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