- The NC ACCESS program is freeing charter schools to live their mission
- Jan 25, 6:16 AM: From the start, the spirit and mission of North Carolina charter schools has been to complement the traditional district system and serve all children a free, innovative, high-quality education, regardless of race or income.
- National School Choice Week offers resources for families interested in exploring their options
- Jan 22, 6:30 AM: For the past 10 years, National School Choice Week has hosted local school fairs and open house events in most every state and school district. The pandemic forced the organization to reach families with online resources.
- NHCS parents and students rally for kids to go back to school
- Jan 18, 9:13 AM: New Hanover county students along with their parents held a rally to show support in favor of moving to Plan A on Sunday.
- Some students struggle with remote learning as COVID-19 metrics worsen statewide
- > Jan 15, 7:12 AM: School districts are taking a cautious approach over a return to in-person instruction, as COVID-19 metrics worsen statewide. While many students now have a better handle on remote instruction, that doesn't mean it's been an easy
- Parents react to New Hanover County School Board’s decision to delay full-time in-person learning
- Jan 14, 7:38 AM: "I’ve never seen a board or a superintendent disregard parents and teachers...all of them,” said Sorensen. “It’s very frustrating and aggravating as a parent.
- Private School Using Unique Approach to Learning During Pandemic
- Jan 14, 6:46 AM: After considering parents' wishes as well as the choices of other schools around the world, administration made the decision to have all students and staff return to in-person classes at the beginning of last August.
- Opinion: Competing schools serve NC families well
- > Jan 14, 6:33 AM: However, rather than relitigate this issue, I’d like to focus on a different aspect of our education system’s reaction to the pandemic. Because North Carolina had a rich and expanding array of school choices going into the crisis,
- Public health director recommends remote learning for CMS for 3 more weeks; parents, teachers speak out
- > Jan 13, 7:16 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is set to allow students to return to in-person learning starting next week. However, county public health director Gibbie Harris has recommended that schools remain in remote learning for at least
- Parents find learning pods help students struggling with online learning
- > Jan 12, 6:50 AM: Jacome found a solution in learning pods — small groups of parents who’ve pooled their resources to hire a teacher for their children. These groups have exploded since the pandemic forced learning online and shutdowns consumed
- State talks future of Faith Academy, Essie Mae charters
- Jan 7, 7:54 AM: The North Carolina Board of Education on Wednesday viewed recommendations for the approval of charter hopeful Faith Academy and revocation of the charter awarded to Essie Mae Kiser Foxx two years ago.
- School choice advocate pitches $1,200 stipend for struggling students
- Dec 16, 6:10 AM: Wake County schools could return to remote learning. The board of education plans to meet on Monday to consider all-remote learning.
- Editorial: Selling Schools Is Good Sense
- Dec 14, 8:19 AM: In the end, these sites should be sold — but repurposed — for the public good, whether that’s as a charter school or some other public service.
- Stanley charter school survives first year, looks to grow
- Dec 11, 7:58 AM: McGinnis and Dellinger had invited me to the school to show that yes, they had made it work, and despite the pandemic and all its unexpected consequences, the school remains on solid footing with big plans for the future.
- Remote learning deemed ‘disaster’ at K-12 education committee meeting
- Dec 10, 6:55 AM: At Dec. 1 meeting of the legislature’s Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, it was revealed by N.C. State Board of Education officials that 19% of students are not regularly attending classes.
- Cumberland County Schools parents believe remote learning has negative impact on achievement
- Dec 9, 6:17 AM: This year has been a year of challenges and it's not over yet. As the semester wraps up for school aged-children, their parents worry their grades have slipped. Many say remote learning is to blame.
- WCS takes hit from charter schools in students and funding
- Dec 4, 8:05 AM: Warren County Schools lost 366 students and $805,645.19 in funding to public charter schools during fiscal year 2020.
- Durham Public Schools losing students during the pandemic. Here’s where they’re going.
- Dec 4, 8:02 AM: In the first month of the school year, Durham Public Schools’ average daily population fell to 30,739 students, 1,737 below the same time last year. In the second month of school, it was down nearly 4%.
- Why NC plans to keep testing students in person even as COVID-19 pandemic intensifies
- Dec 3, 8:18 AM: North Carolina education leaders say they need to go ahead with state standardized tests this year to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted students.
- Four More NC Charter Schools Add Diversity Measures To 2021 Admission Lotteries
- > Dec 1, 7:56 AM: Four charter schools are up for state approval this week to use weighted admission lotteries for 2021, setting aside spots to improve diversity. They include American Renaissance School in Statesville and Lincoln Charter School,
- Given the flexibility of charters, Restart schools and their students seem to be improving
- > Nov 30, 6:51 AM: Over 10 years, more than 1,700 students have left the district for the promise of more opportunities at competing charter schools. Families are transferring their children because the district has fallen off academically, which even