State Superintendent

Veteran educator, foundation leader announces run for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction

BY: - October 4, 2023

Maurice “Mo” Green officially announced Wednesday his bid to become North Carolina’s state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Green, who retired as the Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in March, said North Carolina’s public school students and educators need someone who will champion the good things happening in public schools. “There is much […]

State Superintendent would lead an elected State Board of Education under House GOP proposal

BY: - January 25, 2023

Some state Board of Education (SBE) members would be elected, and the state superintendent would chair the SBE under House Bill 17, which was filed in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Hugh Blackwell, a Republican from Burke County, who has frequently stated his preference for an elected […]

Catherine Truitt to bring conservative leanings to superintendent’s post

BY: - November 4, 2020

Republican Catherine Truitt rode a conservative wave across North Carolina on Tuesday to become the state’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction. The chancellor of Western Governors University North Carolina defeated UNC-Greensboro professor Jen Mangrum with 51 percent of the vote.  Truitt will bring solid conservative credentials to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the […]

Op-ed: Want to inspire NC educators? Make sure the next state Superintendent has a strong teaching background.

BY: - November 19, 2019

State superintendent Mark Johnson made it official last week: He aspires to be North Carolina’s next Lt. Governor. And as Johnson prepares to move on, veteran educator Justin Parmenter writes in an op-ed for the Charlotte Observer that the successor to the office needs to have a strong teaching background. As Parmenter explains: ‘As a […]

Republican lawmaker weighing a run for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

BY: - October 18, 2019

State Rep. Craig Horn, a Republican from Union County who chairs several education committees in the General Assembly, created a week-ending buzz when he told WRAL-TV that he’s considering a run for State Superintendent. Horn told the station that he’d been thinking about running for superintendent for several weeks after being asked by educators and community members […]

Amendment to Senate Bill 438 would allow local school districts decide whether to use Istation

BY: - July 23, 2019

Update: The Senate didn’t concur with the House on SB 438 that includes Meyer’s amendment to allow local school districts to select a reading assessment tool other than Istation. The bill now goes to conference committee for negotiations between House and Senate leaders. Local school districts could bypass the controversial Istation reading assessment program under […]

North Carolina to move forward with IStation but will delay using data for six months

BY: - June 28, 2019

The State Board of Education (SBE) on Friday agreed to move ahead with the implementation a new controversial reading diagnostic tool but will delay using any of the data gathered for six months. The SBE came to that decision about the new IStation program that will be used to measure student’s growth and progress in […]

Bill would give state superintendent power to approve bond issuance for charters

BY: - June 19, 2019

The House Education Committee has given a favorable report to a Senate bill that would give the State Superintendent the power to approve charter school facility bonds. Under Senate Bill 392, charters seeking approval to issue private activity bonds would be able to bypass local governments, which must sign off on the financing option now. […]