In education, a question of authority Education

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?  Both State Board of Education Chair Billy Cobey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson presented at the meeting.… Full story »

Global Scholars Academy: Students seeking to be scholars Education

National School Choice Week is January 22-28, 2017. According to the website, “The goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to raise public awareness of all types of education options for children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.” There is a historical marker in Durham noting a segregation protest at an ice cream parlor on the site in 1957.… Full story »