Author Archives: A.P. Dillon

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_

Wayne County teacher arrested in connection with 2013 murder

A Wayne County Public Schools teacher has been arrested in connection with a 2013 murder of Shabazz Woods, who was 18 years of age at the time of his death. Continue reading

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Gaston County teaching assistant arrested after being caught in sex act with student

A Gaston County Public School teaching assistant was arrested after allegedly being caught performing a sex act on a former student in her home. Continue reading

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Two Edgecombe County teachers arrested, one for Meth, one for sex crimes involving a student

Two teachers in Edgecombe County were arrested in September. One teacher was arrested in connection with possession of Methamphetamine and a second was arrested on sex crime charges involving a student. Continue reading

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Heritage High Parents issue letter warning on Diversity Inventory and district tactics

The parents of students who were subjected to activities that involved revealing deeply personal information about themselves and loved ones have issued a letter about the incidents. Continue reading

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#WCPSS Updates: Supt. pay is raised while special needs kids have no buses, plus MVP Math, Reassignment draft delays and who is watching the kids?

It was a busy week or two in Wake County Public Schools.

Topics this week include the Superintendent getting a pay raise while special needs students still have no transportation. Also, touching base on MVP Math, fees for records requests and a question: who is watching the kids? Continue reading

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The likely origin of the “Diversity Inventory” given out at a #WCPSS school

An activity that is part of a larger blog post at the University of Southern California contains a nearly identical to that of the “Diversity Inventory” used by a Heritage High English teacher in Wake County Public Schools. Continue reading

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2018-19 school scores show slight increases, state testing mostly stagnant or falling

School accountability and test results for 2018-19 were released earlier this month.
School A-F grades showed an increase in the number of low performing schools while End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) were yet again mainly stagnant or falling. Continue reading

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