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State education leaders disappointed by size of teacher pay raises

BY: - October 5, 2023

State education leaders on Thursday expressed disappointment that state lawmakers didn’t honor their double-digit teacher pay raise request in the recently approved state budget. In March, the State Board of Education asked lawmakers to include 10% pay raises in the budget for all teachers. “I cannot help but express some disappointment on behalf of our […]

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State Board of Education allows enrollment increase for low-performing virtual charter school

BY: - May 4, 2023

A low-performing virtual charter school’s request to increase its enrollment by nearly 20% was narrowly approved by the State Board of Education on Thursday. As a result the NC Virtual Academy will increase its enrollment from 2,592 to 3,100 next school year. The request was approved on a 5-4 vote without comment. Earlier in the […]

State Board of Education vice chairman wants ‘constructive solutions’ for gun violence plague

BY: - April 5, 2023

The time has come for “constructive solutions” to protect students and teachers from gun violence, Alan Duncan, the vice chairman of the State Board of Education said Wednesday. Duncan’s comments were made during the state board’s work session Wednesday. They come in the wake of the recent school shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville […]

Uvalde school shooting sets somber tone at State Board of Education meeting

BY: - June 1, 2022

The tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas cast a somber shadow over Wednesday’s State Board of Education meeting. SBE Chairman Eric Davis opened the session with a plea to local, state and national leaders to recommit to protecting teachers and students. “We must find within ourselves the courage and the wisdom to come together to […]

Something old, something new for the State Board of Education

BY: - April 15, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated Eric Davis, the State Board of Education chairman and Alan Duncan, the board’s vice chairman, for new eight-year terms. Cooper also nominated Melody Chalmers McClain, a Cumberland County Schools assistant superintendent and Ronald Hargrave, former superintendent of Scotland County Schools to serve on the board that oversees North Carolina’s K-12 public schools. The General Assembly […]