Celebrating MLK: The Purpose of Education

Inspirational quotes plucked from Dr. King’s article, The Purpose of Education, float around the internet these days, but few have read the entire piece. Likely even fewer understand it was a warning about our academic institutions, our media, and our leaders.

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#WCPSS Updates: Enrollment Caps, Busing & Teacher at center of $450k settlement resigns

This installment of Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) updates includes enrollment caps, busing and an update on the teacher at the center of a $450,000 settlement.

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#NCED Updates: Leandro, Istation, Help the MVP Math Dad, and headlines

This installment of NCED Updates includes movement on the Leandro report by WestEd, an update on the Istation reading assessment tool case and some headlines from around the state.

Also, if you can, please help out Blaine Dillard, the dad who was sued by MVP math for speaking out against it in Wake County. The district has sided with MVP and Dillard is still fighting. There are legal bills of $10,000 to be paid.  You can help multiple ways, via Go Fund Me, PayPal or Venmo via “blainad.”

All of the court filings are available at Parents Rights.
News coverage about the lawsuit and other MVP topics is available at the parent-run Wake MVP site.

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Second Rowan teacher arrested on child exploitation, indecent liberties charges

A second Rowan County Schools teacher has been arrested in connection with sexually explicit messages to a student via social media apps. Additional charges have also been added to the first teacher, who was arrested in late 2019, and a third man is sought by authorities.

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WCPSS high school teacher arrested for DWI with child in car

The first teacher arrest to be tracked in 2020 is a high school teacher in the Wake County Public School System arrested over the weekend on charges of driving while impaired with a child in the backseat.

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#WCPSS Updates: A $450k settlement, thermostats and a substitute defends herself

Welcome back, sports fans.

The first installment of Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) updates for 2020 covers a massive settlement payout, classroom temperatures, and cleanliness and a substitute speaks to defend herself out at the most recent board meeting.

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#NCED Updates: Reading Assessment tool battle continues, National and School Choice headlines

The first edition of NCED updates for 2020 includes an update on the battle over the state’s reading assessment tool, Istation, as well as several national headlines and school choice stories of note.

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