By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going so far? Set aside the blame game and partisan theatrics surrounding the issue, and simply ask parents and kids about their experiences. You’ll get mostly frowns, grimaces, complaints, even tears.…

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SENATOR TODD JOHNSON 55TH DISTRICT  Through my work as a member of the North Carolina Senate Education and Higher Education Committee and the Appropriations on Education/Higher Education Committee, I am committed to help our state’s postsecondary students complete their programs of study and begin their professional lives not unduly burdened with insurmountable debt. All of…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 1, 2020 CONTACTS: Daniel Keylin or Adam Webb | (202) 224-6342 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) urged U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to include personal protective equipment (PPE) as a deductible classroom expense under the Educator Expense Deduction. Currently, educators can deduct up to $250…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would seize millions from school choices programs and divert it to public schools. Cooper’s plan could eventually cripple the programs while at the same time propping up failing public schools and punishing low-income families, critics say. Cooper announced a $25 billion…

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By Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public schools and universities are asking the General Assembly for millions more to deal with COVID-19 challenges. The House Select Committee on COVID-19 education working group met for the first time in months to hear updates on how the state’s various education systems are handling…

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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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