Profiteering off North Carolina public schools – Keith Poston

As students walked into elementary classrooms on their first day of school, here’s what some found: many classrooms for art, music and special education are gone. At some schools teachers educate students with special needs inside tiny storage closets while art, music and specials teachers push their supplies in carts from room to room – all due to an unfunded mandate from the General Assembly to lower K-3 class sizes that some districts simply can’t accommodate.

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Sights and sounds of Duke football at Wallace Wade Stadium

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The ABCs of charter schools

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Hillsborough businesses hoping to bounce back from downtown upgrade

UNC's M.J. Stewart: 'The focus was on us' 1:08

UNC's M.J. Stewart: 'The focus was on us'

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Duke's Ben Humphreys on his interception that sealed Duke's win

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Duke's Shaun Wilson didn't want to get caught on his TD run

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Fedora: 'We played hard and got the job done.'

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Is NCCU ready for prime time? It'll find out Thursday. 1:49

Is NCCU ready for prime time? It'll find out Thursday.

What does UNC's Larry Fedora expect from Duke? 1:23

What does UNC's Larry Fedora expect from Duke?

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Fedora on playing the Duke rivarly game early

NCCU Eagles put on a show at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 0:56

NCCU Eagles put on a show at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium