11/11/2013 3:54pm

Teacher panel meets for first time

The Teacher Advisory Committee, appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory, began discussing its yearlong exploration into education issues plaguing the state last week, amid outcries about teacher pay and education quality.

10/14/2013 5:06pm

Obama proposes tobacco tax increase

Four years since President Barack Obama signed into law the largest federal cigarette excise tax in history, he is considering another proposal that would bring the federal tax on cigarettes up to almost $2.

10/10/2013 4:31pm

Plan for NC teacher walkout stalls

North Carolina teachers upset with low pay and recent cuts to public education were planning to walk out of the classroom Nov. 4 to send a message to the N.C. General Assembly — but an actual walkout is looking unlikely.

9/15/2013 4:39pm

Chuck Hennessee, an AVID teacher at Culbreth Middle School, helps his students with their assignments. Today the students are their own tutors. Each student identifies a subject that they need to study and are put into groups. Hennessee points out that he does not teach his students; his students teach each other.

State teachers face difficult choices after new law

In two years, Culbreth Middle School teacher Chuck Hennessee will be fully vested as a public educator and can retire — facing a decision to stay in the profession or find something else.

3/21/2013 11:49pm

Bill cuts funding for for-pro?t schools

A measure that aims to restrict the ability of for-profit schools to use federal money for advertising has received the backing of N.C. leaders at both the state and federal levels.

10/8/2012 9:25pm

Gubernatorial platforms address education initiatives

Public schools, universities and community colleges across the state are investigating ways to reward better performing schools — but administrators say the economy continues to be a roadblock on the path to reform.

10/8/2012 9:11pm

US lags in graduation rates

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recently announced a significant push to increase the number of U.S. graduates — and avoid falling behind other international universities.

4/16/2012 5:01pm

The purpose of an education

We attend university because we believe there is something good about education. We choose to attend a good university because we hope to be well-educated. By pursuing a university education, then, each of us aims at a purpose which we all consider to be good.