Pickett: App State's growth will come in Hickory

The former 230,000-square foot Corning building in Hickory is poised to be the key growth vehicle for App State in coming years.

Cooper: Investing in education helps NC be No. 1 in business

Cooper noted that North Carolina "has the best array of private and public universities in the country."

School calendar dispute still unresolved

Give local school districts more flexibility to start classes in early or mid-August?

UNC Chapel Hill’s free-tuition proposal

Two and a half weeks after their counterparts at Duke University stepped up, UNC Chapel Hill’s leaders announced their latest initiative to reduce the cost of attendance for middle-income families.

Familiar faces joining university trustee boards

Banker Hugh McColl Jr. and lobbyist David Powers are likely the most prominent names on the list of people the UNC System’s Board of Governors is preparing to appoint to campus trustee boards

Senate drops idea of broadening powers of Community Colleges president

Senate leaders appear unwilling to give incoming N.C. Community Colleges President Jeff Cox any of the expanded powers they contemplated granting a new system president before the announcement of his hiring.

County group objects to charter omnibus

The N.C. Association of County Commissioners says its members don’t want authority to allot capital funding to charter schools and will try to have the idea removed from omnibus legislation that the House Education - K-12committee is scheduled to review today.

Career planning for kids

Sixth grade isn't too soon for kids to start thinking about what they might do with their lives, in the view of the supporters of a new bill pending in the N.C. Senate.

Hints of a wider scope for faculty buyout fund

A proposed incentive fund to entice professors on five UNC System campuses to retire could have broader applications in the 16-university system, its CFOtold legislators on Wednesday.

8. What is a ‘serious violation’ in school? Bill seeks to change student code of conduct

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UNC's wish list

The UNC System's Board of Governors is meeting this week and among other things is scheduled to ratify its fiscal 2023-24 budget request to the General Assembly.

HBCUs could get boost from new legislative caucus

A bipartisan group of legislators packed into the General Assembly press conference room Wednesday morning to voice their support for the state’s 10 historically Black colleges and universities.

Amendment could have three-fifths support

A proposed constitutional amendment to elect the State Board of Education gained a critical supporter from the minority party on Tuesday.

Truitt wants more control over training center

Legislation to mandate a specific vendor for educational software climbed aboard a broader “education omnibus” bill Tuesday. House Bill 26 is the first piece of legislation to pass a committee vote in this year’s long session.

House bill picks vendor for education software

It’s rare for state legislators to decide exactly which company should get a major state government contract.