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Resource Series Example

The School of Government has SO MANY resources. Maybe I should read some this year?


Helping Children Reach Their Potential
Kerry Clement
Wednesday, September 1, 1999

A social worker at an elementary school in North Carolina’s Research Triangle describes the needs of her school’s growing Hispanic population.

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Planning for Pedestrians and Bicyclists in North Carolina
Kelly R. Evenson, Sara B. Satinsky, Semra A. Aytur, Daniel A. Rodríguez
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What is known about policies and plans for walking and biking in North Carolina? Public health researchers and transportation planners offer an overview of pedestrian and bicycle plans in the state.

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Vaccinations, Licenses, Service, Revenue
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

North Carolina law authorizes local governments to collect an animal license fee on all cats and dogs living in their jurisdiction. However, data from several animal licensing programs show that large populations of cats and dogs are going unlicensed. Consequently, local governments are tapping into only a small portion of a potential revenue stream. This article suggests that, by using rabies vaccination records as the basis for a licensure database, an animal licensing program can increase the number of animals it licenses and the amount of revenue it raises from licensure. The government also can increase the number of animals vaccinated for rabies and thus improve its service to the community.

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North Carolina Guide to Animal Control Law
Aimee N. Wall
Friday, September 19, 2008

A revised and updated version of this publication is now available.  

A summary and analysis of animal control laws that apply in North Carolina of interest to animal control officers, health directors, shelter operators, city and county attorneys, city and county managers, and animal welfare organizations. Chapters cover subjects such as animal cruelty, rabies control, dangerous dogs, regulation of animal shelters and more. This book revises, expands, and replaces previous editions of Animal Control Law for North Carolina Local Governments, by Ben F. Loeb, Jr.

Inclusionary Zoning: A Guide to Ordinances and the Law
C. Tyler Mulligan, James (Jim) Joyce
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Inclusionary zoning ordinances encourage real estate developers to set aside a portion of new development for housing that is affordable to households in a certain income bracket. The variations among such ordinances are as numerous as the communities that have adopted them, because each one must be crafted with the particular needs of the community in mind. As a result, public officials, housing professionals, and concerned citizens face a dizzying array of options when developing an inclusionary zoning ordinance.

This guide explains the major policy decisions associated with inclusionary zoning and provides the legal context for those decisions. It also provides examples of ordinance language from inclusionary zoning programs around the country - including recently enacted programs from North Carolina - to illustrate specific choices. The aim is to help with the task of developing or modifying an inclusionary zoning ordinance by translating policy decisions into a working ordinance.

This book also contains guidance for public officials developing local affordable housing programs. For more information, please follow the links to the following blog posts, available for free on the School of Government blog, Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond:

Schools’ Legal Obligations to Gay Students
Laurie L. Mesibov
Saturday, April 1, 2006

Understanding a rapidly developing area of education law may help schools fulfill their responsibilities to gay students regarding peer harassment, First Amendment issues, and gay/straight student organizations.

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Education's "Perfect Storm": The Effect of Racial Resegregation, High-Stakes Testing, and School Inequities on North Carolina's Poor, Minority Students
John Charles Boger
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Fall 2011 Family Law Update Handout
Cheryl D. Howell
October, 2011
Winter Criminal Law Webinar - PDF of PowerPoint slides and handouts
John Rubin, Alyson A. Grine
December, 2013

PDF of PowerPoint slides and handouts. This webinar, recorded at the UNC School of Government in December 2013, covers recent criminal law decisions issued by the North Carolina appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court and highlights significant criminal law legislation enacted by the General Assembly. School of Government criminal law faculty members John Rubin and Alyson Grine discuss a wide range of issues in felony and misdemeanor cases in the North Carolina state courts.

Habit Tracker
Cindy Lee, Stefanie Panke
January, 2020