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Wake County School Board

Contentious School Board Battle Fought Amid Big Money

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — Intense national political forces were focused on a local school board runoff this week in North Carolina's capital as voters re...

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

N.C. Plan a Step Back Toward Segregation

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ben Jealous

The yearning to return to the antebellum South is not just being reflected in this year's celebration of the Confederacy, but also in growing efforts to reverse years of successful school integration.

School Re-Segregation: How Faith Has Re-Ignited the Struggle for Justice

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The radical faith that inspired the prophetic leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. is now igniting a contemporary civil rights movement in North Carolina, led by the Rev. William J. Barber.

Resegregating Schools in Wake County and New Hanover County

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Yuna Shin

School board members in North Carolina have taken steps toward dismantling the bus system that guaranteed no single school would be left high concentrations of students from low-income households.

Arne Duncan Chides N.C. School Board For Reversing Diversity Policies

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — The nation's top education official on Friday joined a chorus of criticism targeting a decision last year by North Carolina's la...

North Carolina School Board Debate Over Potential Resegregation Sparks Fiery Protests

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Protesters and police scuffled Tuesday at a school board meeting in North Carolina over claims that a new busing system would re...