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Here at ENC NOW, we recognize fully the importance of a serious education of the mind leading to the formation of a purposeful spirit. While there are a number of wise centers of education, unfortunately, there are many that are not.

Kaitlyn Shepherd, policy analyst for the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, gives us a concise overview of the choices parents have in the education of their children in North Carolina.
Kaitlyn Shepherd, policy analyst for the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, gives us a concise overview of the choices parents have in the education of their children in North Carolina.
 
Wake Forest filed a series of state Supreme Court briefs Friday defending its decision to reject a proposed charter school in 2020.
Wake Forest filed a series of state Supreme Court briefs Friday defending its decision to reject a proposed charter school in 2020.
 
The wait is finally over. North Carolina has a solidified new state budget, and it includes a major victory for families across the state.
The wait is finally over. North Carolina has a solidified new state budget, and it includes a major victory for families across the state.
 
What if the qualifications that secure college and university accreditation instead secured accreditation for individual scholars?
What if the qualifications that secure college and university accreditation instead secured accreditation for individual scholars?
 
At long last, the North Carolina House and Senate are set to vote on a conference budget this week after months of delays.
At long last, the North Carolina House and Senate are set to vote on a conference budget this week after months of delays.
 
Finally. The Republican conference budget proposal was finally released earlier today. I’m sure readers are aware of the infighting among Republican lawmakers regarding casino legislation and Medicaid expansion.
Finally. The Republican conference budget proposal was finally released earlier today. I’m sure readers are aware of the infighting among Republican lawmakers regarding casino legislation and Medicaid expansion.
 
“North Carolina’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well,” North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall told Council of State members at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
“North Carolina’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well,” North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall told Council of State members at their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
 
The Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives voted to reject a school choice measure on Friday, drawing the ire of Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
The Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives voted to reject a school choice measure on Friday, drawing the ire of Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
 
Federal grant expands midwifery care for North Carolina
Federal grant expands midwifery care for North Carolina
 
A new report on Florida’s K-12 education system describes the main tenets of Critical Social Justice, discusses how this ideology finds its way into K-12 schools, and documents how Florida has worked to reduce its spread
A new report on Florida’s K-12 education system describes the main tenets of Critical Social Justice, discusses how this ideology finds its way into K-12 schools, and documents how Florida has worked to reduce its spread
 
State government data show that North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program serves students from low- and moderate-income households
State government data show that North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program serves students from low- and moderate-income households
 
Funding-eligibility tests can do real good if used universally, not selectively.
 
By right-sizing its operations, WVU is embracing reality.
 
North Carolina’s Hispanic population holds the lowest high school graduation rate of any other race/ethnic group in the state, proving to be one of the biggest challenges facing that community today.
North Carolina’s Hispanic population holds the lowest high school graduation rate of any other race/ethnic group in the state, proving to be one of the biggest challenges facing that community today.
 
Graduating senior receives career confirmation through PFI internship with art museum
Graduating senior receives career confirmation through PFI internship with art museum
 
North Carolina’s budget for the new biennium would expand school choice across the state to an unprecedented level.
North Carolina’s budget for the new biennium would expand school choice across the state to an unprecedented level.
 
A new study from the Heritage Foundation finds that states with expansive school choice have lower private-school tuition rate increases than states without school choice.
A new study from the Heritage Foundation finds that states with expansive school choice have lower private-school tuition rate increases than states without school choice.
 
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time for individuals, organizations, educators and policymakers to recognize and address cyber threats.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time for individuals, organizations, educators and policymakers to recognize and address cyber threats.
 
Tennessee lawmakers are looking at rejecting federal dollars for public education and replacing them with state dollars in a move that would make Tennessee the first in the nation to turn down federal education funding.
Tennessee lawmakers are looking at rejecting federal dollars for public education and replacing them with state dollars in a move that would make Tennessee the first in the nation to turn down federal education funding.
 
Sablefish study leads to interest in coding
 
ECU, UNC Pembroke sign dental school early assurance agreement
ECU, UNC Pembroke sign dental school early assurance agreement
 
Researchers work to unlock secrets of antibiotic resistance
Researchers work to unlock secrets of antibiotic resistance
 
Students explore interests, life at ECU through summer camps
Students explore interests, life at ECU through summer camps
 
Library exhibit details decades of Pirate football moments, memorabilia
Library exhibit details decades of Pirate football moments, memorabilia
 
ECU’s newest class of medical students receive white coats
ECU’s newest class of medical students receive white coats
 
Dual nursing, business degree program aims to improve health care administration
Dual nursing, business degree program aims to improve health care administration
 
A bill to create a board for authorizing the creation of new charter schools could soon be up for a vote on the floor of the North Carolina Senate, after passing that chamber’s education committee June 14.
A bill to create a board for authorizing the creation of new charter schools could soon be up for a vote on the floor of the North Carolina Senate, after passing that chamber’s education committee June 14.
 
ECU medical research team discovers paradigm-shattering muscle phenotype
ECU medical research team discovers paradigm-shattering muscle phenotype
 
Nursing professor works to serve Ukrainian refugees
Nursing professor works to serve Ukrainian refugees
 
Oklahoma approved the first religious charter school in the U.S. on Monday.
 
Opponents of school choice claim that private schools are unaccountable because they don’t have to satisfy every testing mandate required of traditional public schools, yet private schools are subject to the highest standard of accountability: parents
Opponents of school choice claim that private schools are unaccountable because they don’t have to satisfy every testing mandate required of traditional public schools, yet private schools are subject to the highest standard of accountability: parents
 
Children in grades K-3 in North Carolina have surpassed the rest of the nation when it comes to their early-literacy skills. That’s according to N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, who shared the news at Tuesday’s Council of State meeting.
Children in grades K-3 in North Carolina have surpassed the rest of the nation when it comes to their early-literacy skills. That’s according to N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, who shared the news at Tuesday’s Council of State meeting.
 
All families in North Carolina would be eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship Program under a bill that moved through the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
All families in North Carolina would be eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship Program under a bill that moved through the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
 
Wilkes Community College President Jeff Cox will serve as the next president of the N.C. Community College System.
Wilkes Community College President Jeff Cox will serve as the next president of the N.C. Community College System.
 
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