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A conservative education group is attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pat McCrory, claiming that while McCrory was North Carolina's governor, he orchestrated the teaching of critical race theory in the state's classrooms. PolitiFact checks the School Freedom Fund's ad.
Paul Specht, PolitiFact reporter
A bill lawmakers are considering Thursday would give more power to the incoming Republican state superintendent and reduce the role of the State Board of Education in some major decisions affecting the Department of Public Instruction.
Tuesday's results include a 2012 rematch for the lieutenant governor and dueling incumbent senators for attorney general.
A memo Thursday from the state Office of Budget and Management sides with Senate leaders, saying that educators are diverting money meant for reading programs.
Confronted by senators on spending, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson points to correspondence showing the state Department of Public Instruction made budget cuts and is sending literacy money to school districts.
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says state education officials are misusing money meant for literacy programs. State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson calls Berger's statement a misunderstanding.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson says one test should not determine a student's ability to advance. State Sen. Phil Berger says Atkinson is essentially calling for a return to social promotion.
State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson spent Tuesday morning fielding questions and complaints from an oversight panel about the state's new 3rd grade reading test.
Gov. Pat McCrory is pledging to address teachers' issues 'head on.'
Laura Leslie and Julia Sims
Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson asked lawmakers Monday to increase North Carolina's competitiveness in teacher pay and recruitment by exempting public school teachers from having to pay any personal state income taxes.
The House Education Committee did not vote Tuesday on a bill that would use taxpayer money to send children to private schools. Instead, they let the public -- those in favor and against -- have their say.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said Thursday that legislation moving forward in the Senate that would assign letter grades to each North Carolina public school would provide a misleading picture of their annual performance.
Julia Sims and Matthew Burns
Education advocates, state employees and advocates for the poor expressed concern Wednesday for various provisions in Gov. Pat McCrory's $20.6 billion spending proposal for the coming year.
Matthew Burns and Bruce Mildwurf
Gov. Pat McCrory's call to change how state lottery money is allocated won't have a measurable impact on North Carolina schools, observers said Wednesday.
Cullen Browder and Matthew Burns
A week after he was sworn in to office in a private ceremony, Gov. Pat McCrory took a public oath of office Saturday morning in North Carolina's traditional inauguration ceremonies.