State superintendent Mark Johnson continues listening tour in Chapel Hill
State Superintendent Mark Johnson continued his statewide listening tour at Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill on Wednesday. He met with staff of the school to hear about its 1-to-1 technology initiative -- pairing each child in the school with a digital device -- and how the initiative is working in the school.
Question lingers: Who has power over NC public schools?
Lawmakers at a joint appropriations education committee meeting Tuesday asked many questions of state education leaders but hinted at a bigger question: who has authority over the Department of Public Instruction and, more broadly, over all of the state's schools?
State and Halifax County celebrate public school improvement
Lost in the swirl of special sessions of the General Assembly, buried beneath the weight of President-elect Donald Trump's tweets, overlooked in a society bombarded by 24-hours news, was a gathering in Halifax County that celebrated success -- something that has, in the past, seemed elusive.
State Board's power over charters amps up
A new policy, discussed by the Charter School Advisory Board recently, gives the State Board of Education authority to revoke charters from low-performing schools sooner than before.
Experts weigh in on NC principal pay
The Joint Legislative Study Committee on School-Based Administrator Pay met for the second time Monday and heard from a panel of experts on the issue of reforming the principal pay salary schedule.
NC principal pay slated for possible overhaul
A joint legislative study committee on school-based administrator pay unveiled Monday a preliminary proposal to reform the way North Carolina pays its principals.