Education http://wfae.org en The Cost Of Higher Education http://wfae.org/post/cost-higher-education <p><strong>Tuesday, September 2, 2104</strong></p><div style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:478px;min-width:300px;"><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:75.104603% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="359" scrolling="no" src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/471238303?et=P5n3H6fERUV6k7KIkwtMsQ&amp;sig=8UJqZ5ZP24mMl-XNutjQBYR9_XzClfnCVW5veG0LiWM=" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;" width="478"></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;">&nbsp;</p><div style="padding:0;margin:0 0 0 10px;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/471238303" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;" target="_blank">#471238303</a> / <a href="http://www.gettyimages.com" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;" target="_blank">gettyimages.com</a></div></div><p></p><p>As students go back to college, parents are thinking about the money it's costing and it's costing a lot more than it did even ten years ago and even at in-state schools. Among the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, tuition and fees for in-state students have nearly doubled in the last decade. WFAE News is exploring the topic all week and we join the effort to find out why college costs so much.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:19:46 +0000 WFAE 57785 at http://wfae.org Private School Vouchers Unconstitutional, Judge Rules http://wfae.org/post/private-school-vouchers-unconstitutional-judge-rules <p>A judge has ordered the permanent halt of a program designed to give low-income families taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood cited several examples in ruling that the law is unconstitutional.&nbsp;</p><p>WFAE’s Lisa Miller reported on the case during <em>All Things Considered</em>. Here's her conversation with host Mark Rumsey.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:13:55 +0000 Lisa Miller 57349 at http://wfae.org Private School Vouchers Unconstitutional, Judge Rules SC On Tight Deadline To Come Up With New K-12 Standards http://wfae.org/post/sc-tight-deadline-come-new-k-12-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both North and South Carolina are getting ready to rewrite Common Core standards.&nbsp; South Carolina has already started the process. Teams of educators have until March to come up with new ones.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:40:09 +0000 Lisa Miller 56902 at http://wfae.org SC On Tight Deadline To Come Up With New K-12 Standards Beacon Initiative To Help 14 CMS Schools Devise Turnaround Strategies http://wfae.org/post/beacon-initiative-help-14-cms-schools-devise-turnaround-strategies <p></p><p></p><p align="left">Charlotte Mecklenburg School officials are working on the latest plan to turnaround fourteen struggling schools.&nbsp; Actually the way officials tout it, there will be fourteen different strategies, one tailored to each school.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:51:48 +0000 Lisa Miller 56834 at http://wfae.org Beacon Initiative To Help 14 CMS Schools Devise Turnaround Strategies CMS Board Supports Sales Tax, But Feels Left Out Of Process http://wfae.org/post/cms-board-supports-sales-tax-feels-left-out-process <p></p><p align="left">The CMS school board decided to support the quarter cent sales tax that would mostly go to teacher pay.&nbsp; But board members made it clear Tuesday night they did not like how it ended up on the ballot.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:37:38 +0000 Lisa Miller 56801 at http://wfae.org CMS Board Supports Sales Tax, But Feels Left Out Of Process WFAE Talks: Art Pope Resignation, Education Funding Changes, Hunger Games, Nick de la Canal http://wfae.org/post/wfae-talks-art-pope-resignation-education-funding-changes-hunger-games-nick-de-la-canal <p>This week, Governor McCrory choked up when he announced the resignation of Budget Director Art Pope. Greg, Lisa and Ben discuss Pope's influence in the McCrory administration.</p><p>Lisa explains how lawmakers significantly changed how the state decides to fund school system enrollment growth.</p><p>Plus, we say goodbye to our summer intern, Nick de la Canal. Nick also talks about his story about unwelcome visitors to the Burke County property where the Hunger Games was filmed.</p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:37:49 +0000 Greg Collard, Lisa Miller & Ben Bradford 56524 at http://wfae.org WFAE Talks: Art Pope Resignation, Education Funding Changes, Hunger Games, Nick de la Canal State Officials Confirm There Will Be Fewer Teaching Assistants http://wfae.org/post/state-officials-confirm-there-will-be-fewer-teaching-assistants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s becoming clear that North Carolina’s state budget is not as advertised by House and Senate leaders.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:50:16 +0000 Tom Bullock & Lisa Miller 56377 at http://wfae.org Districts Worry Budget May Mean Fewer Teacher Assistants http://wfae.org/post/districts-worry-budget-may-mean-fewer-teacher-assistants <p></p><p></p><p align="left">The budget state lawmakers settled on last week looked like it would preserve teacher assistant positions.&nbsp; But it’s not true, according to some school districts.&nbsp; Teacher assistants may still be cut.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p align="left">Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger praised the budget last week for giving teachers raises and not making cuts to the classroom.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:30:50 +0000 Lisa Miller 56327 at http://wfae.org Districts Worry Budget May Mean Fewer Teacher Assistants What Is Needed For Successful Local Schools? http://wfae.org/post/what-needed-successful-local-schools <p>Remember when your biggest question about the new school year was, "What will my new lunch box (or book bag) look like?" Those can still be important questions, but I'm guessing that many of you have other school-related issues on your minds these days. Issues like teacher pay, the N.C. legislature's call for a rewrite of Common Core standards, and the emerging role of charter schools.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:23:03 +0000 Mark Rumsey 56290 at http://wfae.org What Is Needed For Successful Local Schools? Arts And Science Council Cuts CMS Field Trip Program http://wfae.org/post/arts-and-science-council-cuts-cms-field-trip-program <p>CMS students won’t be going to the museums this year, at least not on the Arts and Science Council’s dime, and a fund-raising shortfall is the culprit.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:25:46 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 55878 at http://wfae.org Arts And Science Council Cuts CMS Field Trip Program