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Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee discussed the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX in a Thursday hearing, during which a top regulator acknowledged that he met with former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried on multiple occasions.
Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee discussed the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX in a Thursday hearing, during which a top regulator acknowledged that he met with former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried on multiple occasions.
 
There is an answer, if progressives can bring themselves to give it.
 
Progressives across the country are working tirelessly to rewrite the history on school reopenings, claiming that it was a bipartisan effort. The reality is far different, and, in fact, progressive leaders fought to keep schools closed.
Progressives across the country are working tirelessly to rewrite the history on school reopenings, claiming that it was a bipartisan effort. The reality is far different, and, in fact, progressive leaders fought to keep schools closed.
 
A recent survey reported massive school staffing shortages in North Carolina in August. Thatís roughly 11,000 vacancies, which would impact the quality of education students receive.
A recent survey reported massive school staffing shortages in North Carolina in August. Thatís roughly 11,000 vacancies, which would impact the quality of education students receive.
 
RX Industries, of South Carolina, has announced the completion of its expansion in Beaufort County (SC).
RX Industries, of South Carolina, has announced the completion of its expansion in Beaufort County (SC).
 
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Long-Term Trend results.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Long-Term Trend results.
 
Writing at City Jounal, John D. Sailer reports:
 
Progressives have sought to use public schools to advance their social and political agenda for nearly a century
Progressives have sought to use public schools to advance their social and political agenda for nearly a century
 
Press Secretary says there is 0% inflation, while Treasure Secretary denies auditing will increase with new IRS funding
 
It has begun, and it will be a process, but know this NOW: Beaufort County Now (BCN), created by Symbiotic Networks (SNI), has evolved to a point that this online publication's most natural progression is to transition into Eastern NC NOW (ENC NOW).
It has begun, and it will be a process, but know this NOW: Beaufort County Now (BCN), created by Symbiotic Networks (SNI), has evolved to a point that this online publication's most natural progression is to transition into Eastern NC NOW (ENC NOW).
 
N.C.'s congressional delegation urge the Biden Administration to locate the $1 billion Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health facility in the state.
N.C.'s congressional delegation urge the Biden Administration to locate the $1 billion Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health facility in the state.
 
America is finally waking up to the fact that poisonous, divisive ideas are proliferating in public education, from pre-K to graduate school. The question is how to push back against such ideas.
America is finally waking up to the fact that poisonous, divisive ideas are proliferating in public education, from pre-K to graduate school. The question is how to push back against such ideas.
 
As a project manager, you are always striving to grow and prove yourself to your colleagues and superiors.
As a project manager, you are always striving to grow and prove yourself to your colleagues and superiors.
 
Entrepreneurs experience mental health issues that often go unnoticed. Recent studies have indicated that the majority of people in business are sleep-deprived and overworked.
Entrepreneurs experience mental health issues that often go unnoticed. Recent studies have indicated that the majority of people in business are sleep-deprived and overworked.
 
The pillars of good research include accuracy, good data, good methodologies, and great communication skills. That last part is often overlooked.
The pillars of good research include accuracy, good data, good methodologies, and great communication skills. That last part is often overlooked.
 
It's a neighborhood landmark, since 1996 the ideal place to watch the incessant flow of people and cars that grudgingly meet at Franklin and Columbia streets.
It's a neighborhood landmark, since 1996 the ideal place to watch the incessant flow of people and cars that grudgingly meet at Franklin and Columbia streets.
 
The COVID-19 crisis, with all of its complexities, is revealing simplicities about education and life.
The COVID-19 crisis, with all of its complexities, is revealing simplicities about education and life.
 
CBD is a booming industry with a lot of people discussing it, and many brands starting in the industry. But how do you know the CBD product is safe and effective?
CBD is a booming industry with a lot of people discussing it, and many brands starting in the industry. But how do you know the CBD product is safe and effective?
 
As CBD products continue to grow in popularity and use, there is often still confusion when it comes to differentiating hemp and marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana are terms that have been coined to differentiate two varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant species
As CBD products continue to grow in popularity and use, there is often still confusion when it comes to differentiating hemp and marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana are terms that have been coined to differentiate two varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant species
 
I do get it. Some folks, within today's America, seem to need a tribal gathering point, and for the consumer intellect, scoring well while shopping is a tempting scorecard to behold, it tends to register in the pathos of the chronic consumer long beyond 'the shopping experience'.
I do get it. Some folks, within today's America, seem to need a tribal gathering point, and for the consumer intellect, scoring well while shopping is a tempting scorecard to behold, it tends to register in the pathos of the chronic consumer long beyond 'the shopping experience'.
 
Planning the school budget efficiently is one of the most crucial things that a headteacher can do, it makes such a difference to the school and, thus, the students.
Planning the school budget efficiently is one of the most crucial things that a headteacher can do, it makes such a difference to the school and, thus, the students.
 
Tom Campbell's opinion piece, "We are re-segregating our schools," blames charter schools for "re-segregating" district schools. Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is intentional.
Tom Campbell's opinion piece, "We are re-segregating our schools," blames charter schools for "re-segregating" district schools. Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is intentional.
 
This is the third of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.
This is the third of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.
 
Education is a labor-intensive industry, and our public schools provide outstanding employment opportunities for a wide range of workers
Education is a labor-intensive industry, and our public schools provide outstanding employment opportunities for a wide range of workers
 
Tax Cuts are leading to a strong economy for years to come
Tax Cuts are leading to a strong economy for years to come
 
The econometric issue in question was a focus of mine in graduate school and as a faculty member at Columbia. It is the issue of how to generate causal estimates of the effect of policy changes.
The econometric issue in question was a focus of mine in graduate school and as a faculty member at Columbia. It is the issue of how to generate causal estimates of the effect of policy changes.
 
Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities
Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities
 
The UNC Board of Governors have awarded Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of East Carolina University's School of Dental Medicine, with the 2017 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service
The UNC Board of Governors have awarded Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of East Carolina University's School of Dental Medicine, with the 2017 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service
 
The leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the President of the University of North Carolina, the Acting President of the North Carolina Community College System, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, have partnered to create My Future NC
The leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the President of the University of North Carolina, the Acting President of the North Carolina Community College System, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, have partnered to create My Future NC
 
UNC President Margaret Spellings announced the University of North Carolina's Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) will provide three new grants worth a total of $6.2 million to teams from six universities in the UNC system
UNC President Margaret Spellings announced the University of North Carolina's Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) will provide three new grants worth a total of $6.2 million to teams from six universities in the UNC system
 
Students will soon be able to apply for the Cheatham-White Scholarship, a newly established merit-based scholarship program for incoming freshmen attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University beginning in the fall of 2018
Students will soon be able to apply for the Cheatham-White Scholarship, a newly established merit-based scholarship program for incoming freshmen attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University beginning in the fall of 2018
 
Please take notice that Ralph Strayhorn, Chair of the Golden LEAF Investment Committee, has called a special meeting of the Investment Committee for Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Please take notice that Ralph Strayhorn, Chair of the Golden LEAF Investment Committee, has called a special meeting of the Investment Committee for Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2 p.m.
 
UNC system president Margaret Spellings released a statement following today's meeting of the UNC Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs
UNC system president Margaret Spellings released a statement following today's meeting of the UNC Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs
 
UNC system president Margaret Spellings announced Thursday that four recent UNC system graduates will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year
UNC system president Margaret Spellings announced Thursday that four recent UNC system graduates will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year
 
The Golden LEAF Foundation, which assists tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural communities across North Carolina, will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in the Lexington Conference Room in Winston-Salem
The Golden LEAF Foundation, which assists tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural communities across North Carolina, will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in the Lexington Conference Room in Winston-Salem
 
Johnson O. Akinleye, who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina
Johnson O. Akinleye, who has served as interim chancellor of North Carolina Central University since January 2017, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina
 
A bill was introduced in the state legislature to shift control of the stateís apprenticeship program from the Department of Commerce to the community college system
A bill was introduced in the state legislature to shift control of the stateís apprenticeship program from the Department of Commerce to the community college system
 
A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business investment is a bad idea
A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business investment is a bad idea
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the state has accepted offers totaling $12.6 million for three properties as part of his Project Phoenix initiative to return underutilized state properties to more productive and efficient use
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the state has accepted offers totaling $12.6 million for three properties as part of his Project Phoenix initiative to return underutilized state properties to more productive and efficient use
 
In a huge step forward for Governor Pat McCrory's Innovation to Jobs (I2J) initiative, the state has selected Hatteras Venture Partners to manage the state's $60 million Venture Capital Multiplier Fund.
In a huge step forward for Governor Pat McCrory's Innovation to Jobs (I2J) initiative, the state has selected Hatteras Venture Partners to manage the state's $60 million Venture Capital Multiplier Fund.
 
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