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  • New House education chairwoman Virginia Foxx favors rolling back Obama regulations

    WASHINGTON – Republicans have promoted U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to lead the House education and workforce committee next year.   Foxx, a six-term Republican congresswoman from Watauga County, is currently a senior member of the committee which oversees several major federal agencies and services, including the education department and Head Start, as […]

  • Piedmont Charter students collect nearly 6,000 cans for needy

    From their annual canned food and blood drives to special projects like the Hurricane Disaster Relief for Lumberton, Piedmont Community Charter School students learn first hand the importance of doing for others.   The elementary campus has just wrapped up its annual canned food drive for Salvation Army’s Catherine Booth location in Gastonia.   “I […]

  • Studies: Charter school parents satisfied with children’s education

    RALEIGH — Public charter school parents are more satisfied with their children’s education than are traditional public district-school parents, according to two new studies from Education Next, a journal from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School.   Private school parents outrank both other categories as the most satisfied of all test groups, the studies […]

  • Trump picks charter school advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary

    President-elect Donald Trump selected a charter school advocate and GOP donor from Michigan on Wednesday to be education secretary.   Betsy DeVos becomes the second woman chosen to fill a spot in Trump’s Cabinet. Earlier Wednesday, Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations earlier in the day. Both […]

  • Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

    LAS VEGAS – In a blow to the Obama administration’s labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.   As a result of Tuesday’s ruling, overtime changes set to take effect […]

  • Mark Johnson is a new leader for NC schools

    Mark Johnson is a smart, savvy 32-year-old with lots of ideas about how North Carolina’s educational system ought to operate. Now he’ll be challenged to put those ideas into practice as he replaces three-term state Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson. Johnson, a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board, defeated Atkinson on Nov. 8 […]