by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Follow the money, the saying goes. In this year’s elections in North Carolina, the money leans left. School choice is the target. You can see it in the race for state superintendent and, subtly, in the fight for state Supreme Court. Democratic superintendent nominee Jennifer Mangrum…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Education Lottery raised $729.8 million to support education programs in North Carolina in fiscal year 2020. The amount of money raised sets a new record, topping last year’s amount by $20.6 million, or almost 3 percent. On average, the lottery generated almost $2 million a day for education in fiscal…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State leaders introduced the new NCcareers.org, an integrated career information system that offers North Carolinians ways to explore careers and job opportunities, on Wednesday. “North Carolinians need resources to navigate the quickly changing job market,” Governor Roy Cooper said. “The new NCcareers.org helps people research the education and training options that lead…

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CARY, N.C. — Catherine Truitt, Republican nominee for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Chancellor of Western Governors University NC, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Cooper’s announcement regarding returning to school this fall: “I am glad that with only 35 days left before school starts the Governor has finally decided to dictate…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Tuesday to the Governor’s announcement that K-12 school systems in North Carolina will not operate on a statewide comprehensive plan to return students to the classroom, and will instead rotate students periodically or remain closed with virtual-only learning.Speaker Moore issued the following statement:  “Instead of…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — While public schools wait for Gov. Roy Cooper to decide how classes will look this year, private schools are finalizing plans for reopening. Unlike traditional public schools, private schools — which aren’t subject to the same rules — have more leeway in deciding how to reopen.…

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