Bills filed Wednesday with the support of influential state lawmakers would delay for two years tougher standards that could result in most of North Carolina’s public schools getting D or F performance grades. Senate Bill 450 and House Bill 358 would keep in place through the 2015-16 school year the use of a 15-point scale for evaluating how schools performed under the A-F grading system.
Bobby Miller, a 15-year veteran of Sharon Elementary, and Barbara Watson, who has worked at Pinewood Elementary for six years, have been named finalists in an annual competition sponsored by Cintas Corp. Winners receive $2,500, plus another $2,500 in supplies for their school.
A House bill would add year-round funding for general education courses that transfer to a four-year university. Another bill would create full scholarships for high-achieving students who enroll in the community college system for two years.
A woman’s complaint that she was sexually assaulted at a North Carolina State University frat house led campus police to begtin a drug investigation that included a search of Alpha Tau Omega, court documents show.
Wingate University announced on Wednesday that Rhett Brown will be its new president, replacing Jerry McGee. Brown is the school’s vice president for student life and enrollment services and a Wingate alumnus from the mid-1980s.