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More NC Charter Schools Are Carving Off Diversity Seats In Admission Lotteries
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Feb 19, 8:13 AM: A growing number of North Carolina’s charter schools are setting aside seats for disadvantaged students in their fiercely competitive admission lotteries. It’s part of a $37 million push to make those schools more >
NC charter schools serve few poor kids. Now they’ll get $36 million to take more.
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Feb 13, 6:45 AM: The lure of federal grant money is helping to convince North Carolina charter schools to increase their efforts to add low-income students to their rosters.
Matthews passes resolution to not create charter school system
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Feb 11, 8:02 AM: Matthews commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at their meeting Monday night that says the town “has no intention of pursuing the development of a municipal charter school system any time in the foreseeable future, as we >
CMS And Matthews Near Truce On Charter School Battle
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Feb 10, 8:53 AM: Matthews town commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on a resolution saying the town has no intention of opening municipal charter schools. The state legislature granted four Mecklenburg towns that option in 2018, after town >
State board approves NC charter schools report despite editing concerns
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Feb 7, 8:36 AM: The State Board of Education voted 7-3 Thursday to approve the Annual Charter Schools Report despite concerns that some information, including demographic comparisons between charter and traditional schools, was edited out of the >
Three years after diploma debacle, Durham charter school being reviewed again by state board
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Feb 6, 8:27 AM: Nearly three years after Kestrel Heights high school was forced to close for giving unearned diplomas to 40% of its graduates, the State Board of Education will be reviewing the Durham charter school again Thursday – this time to >
Opinion: Governor extreme on school choice
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Feb 5, 7:47 AM: Parental choice in education has gone mainstream in North Carolina. Among those notables who seem not to have gotten the memo yet is the governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.
Blended learning program to benefit students with lifestyle shifts
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Feb 5, 7:42 AM: The Craven County School District is preparing to introduce a new, alternative way for students to attend school. Craven Live is a virtual school program that the district officials say has been in the works for more than a >
NC charter schools lag behind traditional public schools in access to nurses
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Feb 4, 8:27 AM: North Carolina charter schools, which are publicly funded and privately run, have an average of one nurse for every 3,129 students, while traditional public schools have one nurse for every 1,021 students. Ann Nichols, state school >
Letter: NC teachers, don’t strike. Work through legislative channels to get better pay
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Jan 31, 8:50 AM: Regarding “Should NC teachers strike over pay?” (Jan. 26 Editorial): We have to keep in mind that government employees don’t generate profits, but they do lobby for more tax dollars, as evidenced by the North Carolina Association of >
Letter: NC teachers’ strike would harm students’ education
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Jan 30, 6:40 AM: As a retired public school teacher, I can relate to the teachers’ frustrations. However, denying students the opportunity for continuous and consistent learning is not the solution to the problem.
National School Choice Week: About 20% of N.C. students choose private, charter or homeschools
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Jan 28, 6:04 AM: The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
With so many options, schools are wooing Wake families as application deadlines near
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Jan 20, 6:39 AM: The Wake County school system is facing competition from charter schools, private schools and homeschooling for the more than 200,000 K-12 students who live in the area.
As state budget stalls, NC teachers gauge appetite for statewide strike
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Jan 17, 8:43 AM: While North Carolina law bans public school teachers from striking, statewide educator groups are gauging teachers’ appetites for extended collective work stoppages.
Opinion: Harassment and school choice
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Jan 15, 8:13 AM: Arguments about school choice often focus on academic outcomes. That makes sense. But the case for increased parental access to choice involves more than just academics. In some cases, parents seek alternatives to schools where >
Opinion: Dispute over charter school denying opportunity to students
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Jan 14, 8:22 AM: Recently, an editorial appeared that stated Old Main STREAM Academy could leak into the District 47 election. The main impetus for this charter school was to provide educational choice for students and parents in Robeson County. Old >
NC Charter School Academic Ratings Raise Board of Education Questions
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Jan 9, 8:46 AM: North Carolina’s charter schools are seeing troubling trends in academic performance, even as their popularity grows.
Mecklenburg's Charter Boom Keeps Going, Tops CMS Forecast
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Jan 9, 7:40 AM: Mecklenburg County's charter school enrollment grew to 21,028 this year, an even bigger increase than Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools budgeted for.
Charter school conversation could leak into District 47 election
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Jan 9, 6:37 AM: But to the point of today’s Our View: Oxendine, perhaps by no choice, has become a key figure in an effort, stymied so far, to locate a charter school in Pembroke that would target American Indian students, although it would be open >
Column: School District Argues 'Half Truths' About Charter Schools
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Jan 8, 7:45 AM:

It’s becoming something of a seasonal space-filling ritual for The Pilot to air the complaint of Moore County Schools about the impact of charter school enrollment on its budget. The Dec. 8 story “With Student Growth, Charter >

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