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    Voters support full review of Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Last Thursday the Legislature's Common Core Study Committee completed its  final report.  The report included draft legislation that if approved would replace Common Core Standards in North Carolina public schools. The proposed legislation also establishes a Commission to review Common Core Standards. During the third week of April the Civitas Institute polled voters on how […]

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    No Show Clay Aiken

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    You have probably heard that Clay Aiken of American Idol fame was running for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District. But, did you know that he has a primary opponent? He has two actually, Toni Morris and Keith Crisco are both on the Democratic ticket with Aiken. Crisco seems to be the one with money – […]

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    Did AECOM officials contradict themselves in Event Center Study?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By efield

    Rocky Mount held a City Council Meeting Monday night and heard from many residents about their concerns about the proposed Event Center. While the Council heard from everyone that wanted to speak, there was a question as to whether AECOM officials contradict themselves in their studies.  To see the whole meeting go to: One citizen […]

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    WCPSS press conference: what they didn't tell you

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    Last week's press conference  by Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) officials isn't sitting well with many. WCPSS officials called the press conference at Underwood Elementary School to highlight a 41 percent increase in teacher resignations and the need for higher salaries to attract and retain teachers. WCPSS distributed a chart that showed 612 teachers […]

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    2,822 Hours May Decrease After Short Session

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By efield

    Civitas recently asked the question “2,822 hours of Crime Analysts time is spent on what?” The 2,822 hours were spent on being in the court system to testify because of a Supreme Court ruling in which the high court held that it was a violation of the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation for a prosecutor to submit […]

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