New ACT results from the Class of 2018 show that North Carolina is ranked near the bottom of the nation in average score. But North Carolina is among only 17 states where all high school students are required to take the exam.
The State Board of Education will allow North Carolina schools that were hard hit by Hurricane Florence to reduce the number of required K-3 reading assessments this school year. Some schools are still closed a month after the storm arrived.
A woman who says she is a descendant of Julian Carr has sent a letter to UNC-Chapel Hill leaders urging them to drop the criminal charges and Honor Court inquiry against Maya Little, who poured blood and paint on the Silent Sam Confederate statue last spring.
Harnett County Schools has announced personnel changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central High School, in reaction to a student being asked to remove a Donald Trump jersey at a football game.
Vice President Mike Pence has stumped in Virginia with three Republican congressional candidates ahead of midterm elections 2½ weeks away He traveled to Richmond to rally Republican voters with Rep. Dave Brat, Ryan McAdams and Denver Riggleman.