Greensboro is working to eliminate unemployment — one job at a time. The city of Greensboro, along with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Guilford Merchants Association, announced an initiative Aug. 31 that they hope will result in 1,000 new hires. This program, called One Job for Greensboro, encourages companies to commit to hire one new employee this year.
Alumni and students of a private women’s college in Raleigh say a decision by administrators to admit male students next fall is the last straw in a string of significant changes to the historic institution.
The state’s Governor’s School program has set its sights on raising at least $550,000 by Nov. 1 in efforts to keep at least one of its two campuses open next summer.
After lawmakers eliminated funding for the program in the most recent state budget, directors are hoping those alumni will give back to ensure the program remains accessible to prospective students.
Renewable energy has emerged as a growing industry in the state, according to a recent report by the N.C.
When the first Republican majority at the N.C. General Assembly since 1898 convened in January, leaders said state spending would have to be cut across the board to fill a prospective budget shortfall of $3.7 billion.
Despite proposed changes to the way universities fund enrollment growth, UNC-system administrators say increasing enrollment may no longer be an option because of state funding cuts.
A line-item cut in the state budget proposed by the N.C. Senate would eliminate all funding for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, phasing it out completely by 2015.
Legislation that would require all N.C. voters to have a valid photo ID seeks to deter voter fraud, but some are concerned that it will deter voting in general.
As state legislators deliberate measures to close a state budget shortfall of $2.4 billion, budgetary adjustments could benefit K-12 education at the expense of the UNC system and community colleges.