North Carolina School Leaders Balk at Controversial Social Studies Standards

North Carolina School Leaders Balk at Controversial Social Studies Standards

At least one local board of education has voted to delay controversial new social studies standards that emphasize race and gender in teaching U.S. history and civics. The Moore County Board of Education voted unanimously on June 14 to adopt a resolution, urging N.C. State Board of Education or lawmakers to delay implementation of the…

N.C. Senate passes $1,500 bonus to get unemployed back into workforce

N.C. Senate passes $1,500 bonus to get unemployed back into workforce

Unemployed people who get a job would receive a one-time bonus of $1,500 under legislation spearheaded by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly. “We’ve got to get our folks back to work,” said Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, at a press conference on Tuesday, June 1. “We believe that the way to get folks…