by Lindsay Marchello Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Standardized testing: Little Timmy still has to attend school for standardized tests, regardless of whether he’s enrolled in a virtual school. The state and federal government waived testing…

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by Lindsay Marchello Every North Carolina student, from kindergarteners to post-graduates, will have new health and safety rules to follow this fall.  COVID-19 has complicated the traditional school day for all students, teachers, and faculty. Schools and universities are finalizing plans to provide an education with the infectious disease in mind. The fall reopening plans…

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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, a former classroom teacher and the Republican nominee for N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction, outlined her approach to re-opening North Carolina’s schools on Tuesday. Truitt currently serves as Chancellor of non-profit Western Governors University North Carolina (WGU NC) and has three children in Wake County Public Schools. “Tomorrow, Governor Roy…

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