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  • Election Results Are In: What They Mean For Education In NC

    The results from Tuesday’s elections are in, and while some races are still too close to call, many political minds believe State Democrats flipped enough seats to overcome Republican supermajorities in both the House and Senate. While Republicans are expected to retain control over both chambers, Democratic gains will provide Democrat Governor Roy Cooper with a more meaningful veto power. As a result, education supporters can expect greater collaboration between Democrat and Republican legislators, which is likely to produce a more moderate education agenda. The following is a brief summary of state elections highlights, based on unofficial results data from the nonpartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.

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  • FAST NC Releases Recovery Funds Application, Coordinates Non-Monetary Relief Efforts

    The State Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced Tuesday the “Florence Aid to Students and Teachers” (FAST NC) application is now available to impacted school districts. The applications are being shared with the 34 counties declared federal disaster areas, as well as with district superintendents and charter schools via email.

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  • FAST NC Provides Road To Recovery For Impacted Schools

    Florence Aid to Students and Teachers (FAST NC), a bipartisan effort created to provide aid to schools impacted by Hurricane Florence, continues to raise substantial funds for hurricane recovery. Former State Superintendent and Chair of FAST NC Mike Ward told members of the State Board of Education today that FAST NC has raised over $50,000 so far, and expects donations to continue.

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  • Hurricane Florence Damage Estimated at $17 Billion; 34 Counties Declared Disaster Areas

    The NC Office of State Budget and Management released on Wednesday an updated damage estimate from Hurricane Florence, reflecting nearly $17 billion in damages across North Carolina. The Office updated its preliminary damage estimate of $13 billion after receiving new data from the NC Department of Insurance.

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