Former Wake County Schools Superintendent Tony Tata was named the new state Transportation Secretary by Gov.-elect Pat McCrory.
Charter schools are publicly funded but increasingly people are asking whether many of them more resemble private schools. Here’s a different look at this notion from Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. A version of this appeared on his Education and Public Policy blog.
Gov.-elect Pat McCrory expanded his cabinet selections by three on Thursday, and named a trio of key staffers that includes controversial political financier Art Pope.
All six Republican members of the Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners broke ranks with state GOP tenets by supporting about $3.4 million in city and county tax incentives for Herbalife Ltd.
Democrats, the state NAACP and other groups suing over the legislature’s redistricting plans learned Monday that the state Supreme Court has rejected their request that Justice Paul Newby recuse himself from participating in the case.
The following is the NC Supreme Court Order in the Recusal request for Justice Paul Newby in the redistricting case.
The state Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state’s ban on video sweepstakes machines, overturning the state Appeals Court rulings that said regulating the games violated the constitutional right to free speech.
More than half of the people in North Carolina who receive unemployment benefits – an estimated 100,000 people – could lose those benefits at the end of this month.
The state has agreed to give about 34 acres of prime real estate in West Raleigh to a private foundation that plans to develop much of the property to raise money for the N.C. Museum of Art.
In a sign that relations may be improving, the leaders of Wake County’s Board of Commissioners and school board will meet next week to jumpstart the process for getting a school construction bond on the ballot in fall 2013.