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Archive for April, 2014

Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms.

A House-Senate study committee recommended Thursday to the full General Assembly that it pass a law to prevent the State Board of Education from developing further the Common Core standards for North Carolina schools.

A new standards advisory commission would make recommendations to the board on new standards. The current Common Core standards would remain in place in the meantime.

Critics of the replacement proposal on the panel said their colleagues are politicizing public education decisions.

Gov. Pat McCrory has expressed support previously for Common Core, as has the North Carolina Chamber.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Healthy Kids Day shows parents ways to get children moving

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Get tips for meals, exercise

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Report to address criticism of state’s pension system

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The State Employees Association of North Carolina has filed a complaint over how the $86 billion pension fund is managed.

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Pender school board OKs plan to move teachers off tenure

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Tenure is an extra layer of job protection that teachers receive after working for three years.

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Students to plant 400 Venus Flytraps to replace stolen ones

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Students from the Friends School of Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College will plant 400 Venus Flytraps Friday in the City of Wilmington's public Rehder Carnivorous Garden.

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