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Lindsay Wagner

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Lindsay Wagner, former Education Reporter for N.C. Policy Watch. Wagner now works as a Senior Writer and Researcher at the NC Public School Forum. She has also worked for the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., as a writer and researcher focusing on higher education issues and for the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright program and the Brookings Institution and an Education Specialist at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation.
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Lawmakers make modest education recommendations to 2015 General Assembly

A state legislative committee tasked with making recommendations to the General Assembly for how to improve public education in North Carolina issued a ...
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NC Policy Watch top stories of 2014: State lawmakers’ education plan comes up short

[Editor’s note: During the holidays, NC Policy Watch is taking a look back at 2014 by featuring some of our top news stories ...
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School vouchers: A second look at fraud and abuse

Since our last look at the rampant fraud and abuse of school voucher programs around the country, North Carolina has implemented its own ...
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Biggest recipient of taxpayer-funded school vouchers, Greensboro Islamic Academy, in financial trouble

State received 170 applications from students wishing to attend GIA this fall with vouchers A private religious school receiving by far the largest ...
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NC Common Core review commission holds first meeting, elects supporter of standards as its co-chair

A North Carolina commission tasked with reviewing and replacing the Common Core State Standards met for the first time on Monday to determine ...
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Teachers reflect on pay increase, budget cuts as they begin a new school year

As teachers at Randleman Elementary School bid farewell to summer, readying their classrooms with supplies and materials that many bought with their own ...
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NC school vouchers ruled unconstitutional

In a stunning rebuke to state lawmakers’ efforts to bring school vouchers to North Carolina, state Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood today found ...
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Schools lose teacher assistant funding in legislative wrangling over economic development bill

In an apparent surprise to GOP leaders, rank and file members of the House voted down an economic development bill Tuesday that because ...
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N.C. Department of Public Instruction forced to eliminate more than 50 jobs that serve struggling schools, technology infrastructure

The agency tasked with implementing the state’s K-12 public school laws and policies is coping with a 10 percent funding cut handed down ...
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State lawmakers’ education plan comes up short for veteran teachers, cuts critical areas of support for the classroom

Last week, lawmakers passed a state budget that they promised would offer teachers an average 7 percent raise—but instead of boosting all teachers’ ...
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