Pre-Kindergarten http://wfae.org en NC Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Pre-K Restrictions http://wfae.org/post/nc-supreme-court-dismisses-case-over-pre-k-restrictions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Supreme Court Friday dismissed a case involving restrictions on the state’s pre-kindergarten programs.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>An attorney for five school districts who challenged the restrictions, Melanie Dubis, says the ruling was expected.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:11:25 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 38895 at http://wfae.org NC Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Pre-K Restrictions Former NC Schools Chief Speaks Out Against State Education Bills http://wfae.org/post/former-nc-schools-chief-speaks-out-against-state-education-bills-0 <p></p><p align="left">Former Democratic Congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is traveling the state with the group Progress North Carolina to speak out against several education bills before state lawmakers.</p><p align="left">In Charlotte Thursday, he criticized a bill that would end the policy of limiting kindergarten through third grade classes to 24 students.&nbsp; He also said cutting the income eligibility for the state’s pre-kindergarten program would hurt many kid’s chances of graduating.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 19:09:57 +0000 Lisa Miller 26963 at http://wfae.org Former NC Schools Chief Speaks Out Against State Education Bills Child Advocates Upset With How Extra Pre-K Spots Are Funded http://wfae.org/post/child-advocates-upset-how-extra-pre-k-spots-are-funded <p>Some child advocates are unhappy with Governor Bev Perdue’s decision to add thousands of pre-kindergarten slots because it’s at the expense of other programs that impact children like foster care.&nbsp; It also transfers money from the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.</p><p>A couple weeks ago, Perdue announced the state was restoring some of the cuts to its pre-kindergarten program.&nbsp; She planned to shuffle money around to add an extra 6,300 spots.&nbsp; Groups that work with children applauded the move.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:23:56 +0000 Lisa Miller 14750 at http://wfae.org