UNC system leaders are considering ways to enroll more out of state students. For years, there's been an 18 percent cap in place for non-North Carolina residents. Some members of the board say loosening the cap will boost student quality and success.
6/13/2013 - By: Diana Bosch
This week state lawmakers signed off on a bill that will change how Wake County school board members are elected. Senate Bill 325 redraws the lines for the nine member panel, but also turns two seats into regional posts elected by half the county.
6/13/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Tanglewood Elementary School and Rowland Norment Elementary School in Lumberton will loose their rising fourth-graders. The Robeson County School Board voted to move them next school year to Gilbert Carroll Middle School.
6/12/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board plans to offer a free breakfast to every CMS student. In Tuesday night's meeting, the board voted to approve a universal breakfast plan set to begin next school year. School leaders said too many students show up to school hungry and they say hungry kids can't learn.
6/11/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Now that school is out, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is ramping up its summer food service program to make sure no child goes hungry.
6/11/2013 - By: Becky Bereiter
As the school year came to an end, 129 teacher assistants were pink slipped in Cabarrus County due to possible cuts on the state level. The TAs say the pink slips were premature and uncalled for and dozens are pleading with school officials to reverse the decision.
6/11/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Thousands of high school students in Wake County are getting ready to end one chapter of their lives and begin another. This week, more than a dozen graduation ceremonies will take place in the area, many at the Raleigh Convention Center.
6/10/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest raised questions about the current accountability method for 1.5 million students in the state's public schools system. Forest feels the assessment method standardizes learning and test taking. He said he's not convinced the common standards address the learning needs of each individual student and he does not think teachers should be forced to teach to a test.
6/5/2013 - By: Julie Fertig
Wake County schools will not name its new superintendent Tuesday evening. The school board announced about an hour before its work session it is postponing the appointment. Board members conducted their final interviews with the three finalists this past Wednesday, one day after the public got to meet and question them at a public forum
6/4/2013 - By: Heather Moore
Montgomery County school officials say the policy is a way to deter doping and help athletes involved in drugs get into remediation. Montgomery County Schools will recommend a substance abuse program for students who test positive rather than expel or suspend them from school.
6/4/2013 - By: Amanda McKenzie
In a 3-2 vote commissioners decided to put the issue on the May 2014 ballot instead of the November 2013 ballot, arguing there would be better voter turnout for countywide elections next primary season. The bond will ask voters to approve or reject a sales tax increase to finance a new $56 million high school.
6/4/2013 - By: Brittany Edney
After months of searching, the road to finding a new superintendent for the Wake County public school system may soon come to an end. The school board is expected to announce its decision Tuesday night. The position has been vacant since Tom Tata was fired last fall.
6/4/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
After more than 100 teacher assistants lost their jobs Friday in Cabarrus County, some veteran TAs started speaking out. The North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants has been lobbying against the proposed cuts on the state level for months.
6/3/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Parents have a little more than a week to weigh in on a plan to extend the school year for their children. Officials say students at Allen Middle School and Parkview Elementary School need more time for learning. If approved, the longer school year would go into effect this fall.
6/3/2013 - By: Stephanie Stilwell
After a year of classroom time and homework assignments, students at Southeast Raleigh High School graduated Thursday. The graduation was held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. The ceremony begins the first of two weeks of graduations for Wake County.
5/31/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
The Christe Greene Education Center will serve special-needs students in grade 9 through age 22. Greene was a guidance counselor at Ragsdale for 20 years, a teacher for nine and a state Board of Education member.
5/31/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
Students in a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school pen pal program met for the first time Wednesday. The initiative was created to encourage and promote the importance of hand written letters.
5/29/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
The Senate Education Committee will debate the so-called "Back to Basics'' bill Wednesday. The bill requires school boards to ensure all of their students can create readable cursive documents by the end of fifth grade and can show they've memorized multiplication tables.
5/29/2013 - By: Associated Press
The public got its chance Tuesday evening to meet and interview the three finalists for Wake County superintendent. Approximately 80 people came out for the community forum, receiving the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.
5/28/2013 - By: Heather Moore
A proposal for the state to help some kids attend private schools has received its first vote of approval Tuesday. The Scholarship Opportunity Act would use state funds to provide a partial grant to families looking for non-public school education. However even after two hearings on the issue, there is a still a sharp divide about whether or not this would be beneficial for the state as a whole.
5/28/2013 - By: Loretta Boniti
Charlotte area students are using science to help the community and getting national recognition for it. Three Charlotte Latin School 6th-graders have made it to the top four in a nationwide science competition.
5/28/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
The Mecklenburg County Health Department says their recent tuberculosis tests at South Mecklenburg High School came back negative. Officials tested more than 30 people after a student tested positive for the illness. None of those people showed any evidence of contracting TB
5/24/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
UNC Wilmington athletes and supporters continue to fight to save several sports teams from possible elimination. Wednesday, dozens rallied against recommendations to cut the swimming and diving team, men's cross country and indoor track and softball to save money.
5/22/2013 - By: Breanna Walden
Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will soon begin a nearly $19.5 million security upgrade project. The county signed off on releasing the funds to pay for it Tuesday night. School officials began looking at the security measures already in place soon after the shooting in Newtown, Conn.
5/22/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
The House is expected to vote this week on a plan to keep student loan interest rates from doubling July 1, but some Democrats say the plan is actually worse than doing nothing.
5/22/2013 - By: Michael Scotto, Washington, D.C. Bureau
The Wake County School Board has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates down to just three finalists. The announcement came on Tuesday. The finalists are Dana Bedden, Ann Clark, and James Merrill.
5/21/2013 - By: Heather Moore
It's a bill aimed at using public money to give parents access to private school education and one that has caused a lot of discussion amongst educators. Tuesday members of the state house heard from the public on what is known as the 'Opportunity Scholarship Act'.
5/21/2013 - By: Andy Mattison
Schools are often shelters when disaster strikes. But the images of the two elementary schools destroyed in Oklahoma and the tragic loss of young life means those walls can't always keep students safe from the storm. School leaders in two Triad counties are talking about the destruction and how they can look forward and reinforce their training.
5/21/2013 - By: Amanda McKenzie
The House Education Committee heard from both sides Tuesday but didn't take a vote on a bill giving $4,200 grants to poorer students. The program is limited to students who qualify for the national school lunch program in its first year but would expand to families earning up to 133 percent of that level in subsequent years.
5/21/2013 - By: Associated Press
Students and staff at South Mecklenburg High School will be tested for tuberculosis this week. A student tested positive for the bacteria although CMS has not said when the discovery was made or what grade the student is in. Health officials say the testing is a precaution.
5/20/2013 - By: Becky Bereiter
A task force made up of law enforcement, educators and other community leaders will make recommendations for a five year plan to increase school security. For Sheriff Donnie Harrison he says the key to improving security is being consistent.
5/16/2013 - By: Andy Mattison
About 30,000 new students expected to make their way into Wake County classrooms over the next decade, and school leaders say it's time to start planning ahead. For months they've been working with County Commissioners to draft a bond referendum to pay for new schools and renovations.
5/16/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Wake County commissioners and school board members hold their monthly joint session Thursday to work on a near billion dollar bond referendum that, if approved by voters in the fall, would provide funding for additional schools and renovations.
5/16/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district will submit its budget proposal to the county Wednesday. The $1.3 billion proposal approved Tuesday night by the school board includes more money for technology, professional development and expanded options for students.
5/15/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
Supporters continue to stand behind a Princeton High School senior charged with having guns on school property. Cole Withrow was suspended and told he would have to graduate from an alternative school after admitting to administrators that he forgot to take the weapons out of his car after a hunting trip.
5/14/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Private school vouchers, cutting education funding, and taking control from local school boards are some of the biggest concerns of a grassroots group called Public Schools First. About two dozen people gathered at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh Monday to talk about some of the changes lawmakers are considering that impact public education.
5/13/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Staff
Parents opposed to the calendar change at W.T Brown Elementary school in Cumberland County demonstrated outside of the school Monday afternoon. They say school administrators still have not fully answered their questions about why the decision was made to change the calendar.
5/13/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
It is graduation time as this weekend thousands of students across the state will enter the workforce. While some students are walking into a job, others are continuing their education with a different degree. College representatives said most of their placement rates linger between 90 to 100 percent.
5/10/2013 - By: Breanna Walden
It will be a bittersweet weekend for thousands of students and their families taking part in college graduation. In addition to the diplomas and pictures it also means many new job applications for the workforce.
5/10/2013 - By: Andy Mattison
A Winston-Salem magnet school is ranked the best in the nation. Magnet Schools of America chose Hanes Middle School in Winston-Salem based on innovative programming, academic achievement, and how the school promotes diversity.
5/9/2013 - By: Stephanie Stilwell