As North Carolina families prepare for a new school year, our school communities are thinking about the many questions students will surely have about the August 12 white supremacist rampage in Charlottesville, VA. We’ve prepared a list of resources for teachers who may be called upon to answer some of those questions.
NC General Assembly conference committee members released their final plan for the biennium shortly before midnight on Monday, June 19. Senate leaders held votes on the 983-page plan, consisting of a bill and money report, the next day, and the measure passed on Thursday. Although Gov. Cooper vetoed it, that was overridden on June 28, 2017.
The House released a partial Education budget for 2017-2019 on Thursday, May 25th at an 8:30 AM committee meeting. Leadership allowed members to add amendments at the meeting though they had not received the budget in advance. The committee passed the report in a party line vote at approximately 2:45 PM.
All you want for Christmas is disaster relief, right? Gov. McCrory has called for a special legislative session beginning Tuesday, December 13, “for the purpose of authorizing the financial assistance necessary to aid the recovery from both Hurricane Matthew and the western North Carolina wildfires… and …
November 2016 has been an education-report-issuing good time in the old North State! A new legislative report on school funding was released November 14, while a draft report on NC’s virtual charter school pilot program was presented to the Charter School Advisory Board on November 15. Talk about things to be thankful for, right?