Governor Cooper Gov. Cooper Asks For More Emergency Grants For College Students By Michael Falero • Jan 14, 2020 Michael Falero / WFAE Gov. Roy Cooper called on the General Assembly on Tuesday to expand grants for students at community colleges and universities who face acute financial difficulties. CMS Teachers Stage 'Walk-In' Protests Over State Pay Raise Impasse By Michael Falero • Nov 13, 2019 Michael Falero / WFAE Listen Listening... / 2:03 Teachers in many schools across North Carolina staged protests Wednesday morning outside their schools in response to deadlocked negotiations between state lawmakers and Gov. Roy Cooper over educator pay raises.