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Superintendents lay out goals for upcoming legislative session
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
CARY – Superintendents from across central North Carolina laid out collective legislative priorities for public schools for the upcoming short session. Wake County Public Schools System superintendent Jim Merrill said that it’s not up to them to design the models for school funding and/or ways to implement change because that is the job of the
Frustrated parents air grievances to OCR
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
RALEIGH – The last time the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights was in Wake County was five years ago. That was around the time several groups, including the NAACP, the Youth Organizing Institute, Concerned Citizens for African American Children, and the Education Justice Alliance filed a federal complaint against the Wake
North Carolina’s unemployed feeling the sting
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
RALEIGH – Before changes to North Carolina’s unemployment insurance were made in 2013, nearly four of 10 jobless workers received unemployment insurance. Today, it’s one out of 10. Nearly one in three jobless workers has been out of work for 26 weeks or more, yet the maximum time period they can receive unemployment insurance is now only
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Food Truck Rodeo

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Impact of parent incarceration on NC children

RALEIGH – More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have been separated from a parent

KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes

The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up

Shaw celebrates school year with athletic social

RALEIGH – Shaw University recently celebrated its athletic achievements for the 2015-16