The left hates U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for her courage in taking on an educational system that is failing our children. Critics may quibble with tactics but they ... Keep Reading
House and Senate Offer Differing Views on Ed Reform
If you’re interested in education reform, you having a hard time keeping up with the changes coming out of the General Assembly. Last week Sen. Phil Berger's (R-Rockingham) ... Keep Reading
Poll Results a “thumbs up” for ed reform
North Carolinians want real education reform. That's one of the main findings of the May Civitas Poll. The poll explored public sentiment on education issues and specifically some ... Keep Reading
What are the Chances for True Ed Reform?
It goes without saying that during the Short Session most of the action in the General Assembly concerns budget tweaking and such is the case this year. However, education reform ... Keep Reading
Ed reform bill heard in Senate — and supported by voters
This morning the Senate Education Committee took up the Excellent Public Schools Act. The bill, introduced by Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham), is the most comprehensive education ... Keep Reading
Teacher Tenure and NC Voters
Teachers in North Carolina usually apply for tenure after four years of teaching. If granted -- barring some violation of any of the thirteen specific criteria used to remove ... Keep Reading
NCLB waivers? The federal takeover continues.
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have requested waivers from the Federal government for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. The waivers free the states from ... Keep Reading
Ed governance constitutional amendment killed
Any last hopes for legislation to improve the governance of public education in North Carolina were dashed earlier this afternoon when the Senate Judiciary Committee gutted HB 823 ... Keep Reading
NC charter schools: changes coming?
How good is North Carolina’s charter school law? Not very. That according to the Center for Education Reform which gives the Tar Heel state a “D” in a new report on charter ... Keep Reading
Florida provides blueprint for boosting minority student achievement
It looks like Wake County is finally getting serious about boosting minority student achievement. This morning’s News & Observer highlights how new data-driven guidelines ... Keep Reading