- North Carolina House and Senate Republicans unveiled a plan for the state budget, which includes pay increases for teachers and retention of teacher assistants. While it sounds good, some teachers say it just doesn't add up.
- A judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition in advance of a hearing to determine whether the program championed by Republican lawmakers is legal.
- While it is summer time now, plenty of students are gearing up for college. That preparation may mean looking for scholarships to help pay for their education. But beware: scholarships are a new target for scammers.
- A survey by the Department of Education suggests it may matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study - math and science in particular earning recent graduates the most money.
- Funds to pay for these projects will come from various fees, receipts, grants and fund raising income and not from tuition or taxpayer monies appropriated by the General Assembly.