Mark Johnson Chair Of NC State Board Of Education To Leave Post By Liz Schlemmer • Aug 2, 2018 Jess Clark / WUNC The chairman of the State Board of Education is leaving his post. Bill Cobey submitted his resignation to the Department of Public Instruction this afternoon. State Superintendent and State Board of Education Still At Odds Over Court Ruling By Liz Schlemmer • Jul 3, 2018 Jess Clark / WUNC Tension between State Superintendent Mark Johnson and the State Board of Education has not improved since the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in a case between the two. If anything, the tension is rising. Both Sides Declare Victory In State Supreme Court Ruling On Education By Amanda Magnus & Frank Stasio • Jun 12, 2018 NC Public Schools The North Carolina Supreme Court released a ruling Friday over who is in charge of running the state’s public schools: the State Schools Superintendent or the State Board of Education. After the decision was unveiled, both sides claimed victory. NC High Court: Superintendent Can Administer Public Schools By Associated Press • Jun 8, 2018 Brian Batista / For WUNC North Carolina's highest court says legislators can shift substantial control over public schools that educate 1.5 million students to the elected superintendent. Elon Poll: NC Teachers Don't Want State To Arm Their Colleagues By Rebecca Martinez • Mar 8, 2018 Elon Poll North Carolina teachers do not want their colleagues — not even trained ones — to carry guns in school, according to a new Elon University Poll. NC Supreme Court To Hear State Board Of Education vs. State Superintendent By Liz Schlemmer • Feb 6, 2018 Dave DeWitt / WUNC The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday over a power struggle between Republican State Superintendent Mark Johnson and the Republican-led State Board of Education. Shortly after Johnson's election in 2016, the General Assembly passed a law to shift powers from the governor-appointed board to the superintendent. Fight For Control Over NC Public Schools Pits Republican Against Republican By Jess Clark • May 15, 2017 Jess Clark / WUNC In June, a panel of North Carolina judges will hear a case that pits Republican against Republican in a power struggle over who should steer the Department of Public Instruction. Q&A: NC Superintendent Wants To Give Schools 'Flexibility' By Jess Clark • May 11, 2017 NC Public Schools State Superintendent Mark Johnson's first months leading North Carolina Public Schools has been marked by a legal battle over just how much power his office should have. It's a lawsuit that pits Republican against Republican.