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Motion denied: State must redraw districts
Thursday, February 11, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a federal appeals court order for the state to redraw Congressional Districts 1 and 12 by Feb. 19, in advance of the March 15 primary. A federal appeals court found the districts unconstitutional last week, and that same court late Tuesday denied the state's
North Carolina elections take shape with fundraising numbers
Sunday, February 7, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's March 15 primary and the November general election are taking shape as candidates and party committees disclosed financial reports over the past week as state and federal filing deadlines came and went. Here is a glance at financial reports in the state's top races with figures from filed reports or the candidates: U.S.
Gifted black kids kept out of talented programs
Thursday, February 4, 2016
High-achieving, black, elementary school students are much less likely than their white peers to receive assignments to gifted and talented programs in math and reading, according to a new study. However, the disparities placement rates essentially disappear among black students who have black teachers. These are among the findings published in AERA Open,
Supreme Court term heating up
Monday, February 1, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court opened the second part of this year’s term with argument in a case that challenges the high court’s support for public sector unions, considering in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association whether compelling non-union employees to pay their fair share of union fees violates the First Amendment. But established
North Carolina’s virtual charters off to rocky start
Monday, January 25, 2016
North Carolina’s fledgling virtual charter schools are recording staggeringly high withdrawal rates in their opening months. Now public education advocates are asking what happens to the public funding diverted from local school districts to bankroll the controversial pilot program? Alexis Schauss, director of the Division of School Business in the
Same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting returns
Monday, January 25, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina voters again have two options for casting ballots in the March primary that were repealed for 2014 elections – at least for now. The General Assembly had stopped allowing people to register to vote during the early voting period and cast ballots the same day. And they also decided ballots voters cast on Election Day in
Foreclosure crisis still hammers blacks
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions — the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh
Supreme Court decisions could push back civil rights
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Several decisions expected from the Supreme Court in 2016 could potentially impact blacks in critical ways, including destroying gains made during the civil rights movement. While the nation focuses on the upcoming presidential election, organizations and think tanks around the country, including the Center for American Progress, have shifted their focus

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