Category Archives: EDUCATION

#NCED Updates: Coronavirus Edition – UPDATES

This installment of NCED Updates covers Coronavirus news impacting schools nationally and at the state level. Various NC education and national headlines are also included. Continue reading

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Guilford County schools teacher arrested for sex acts with a student

A Guilford County Public Schools teaching assistant was arrested Thursday, March 12 on suspicion of performing sex acts with a juvenile student in 2019. Continue reading

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Alamance County bus driver and high school student involved in sexual assault of middle schooler on a bus

An Alamance -Burlington Public Schools bus driver who has also been a coach and a high school student are both facing multiple assault charges that allegedly took place on a school bus. Continue reading

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The WCPSS plan to reassign your kid based on “Socioeconomic Index” scores

I was asked to consolidate the information about the Wake County School Board’s plan to assign/reassign children based on a socioeconomic score as a proxy for race. This article is the result. Continue reading

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New Hanover Band teacher indicted, additional counts added

New Hanover Public Schools Band teacher Peter Frank has been indicted on over a dozen counts in connection with his arrest on 12 sex-related felonies involving students of the district. Continue reading

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Wake County High School English teacher assigns a very “graphic” novel (Update: NOVEL PULLED)

On the reading list of an English III class at Apex Friendship High School in Wake County sits a book that holds a consistent place on the top ten list of most challenged books in the country. That book is the graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. Continue reading

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Highlights of the Annual School Crime Report for 2018-19

The annual school crime report was published and these are the main highlights, which include an increase in sexual related assaults and assault on school staff. Continue reading

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