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After years of academic struggles, Durham schools celebrate new success
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Nov 19, 8:12 AM: Lakewood Elementary is just one story in Durham Public Schools' transformation under Superintendent Pascal Mubenga, who was hired in 2017. After years of academic struggles, declining student enrollment and teacher turnover, the >
Opinion: North Carolina’s next state superintendent should be a teacher
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Nov 19, 7:58 AM: North Carolina voters with an interest in public education will face a crucial 2020 choice both in the March primary and in next November’s general election. Current Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that he will not seek >
Tradesformers provides apprenticeship opportunities for high school students
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Nov 18, 8:43 AM: Tradesformers partner companies Advance Mechanical, Piedmont Service Group and Pitt Electric began about a year ago accompanying Pate to area high schools to offer selected students on-the-job training, pay and a chance to earn >
Column: Some ‘non-completers’ enjoy success
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Nov 15, 9:12 AM: But is community college student performance as dire as Brown-Graham and Bryant suggest? After all, 42% of North Carolina’s community college students do graduate, transfer, or are still enrolled with 36 credits after six >
‘Leaner, meaner’ Durham charter school praised for changes made after diploma scandal
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Nov 14, 7:53 AM: A Durham charter school that was nearly forced to close in 2017 because of a scandal over improperly issued diplomas is now getting praise for the changes it has made.
Proposed charter school for American Indians won't open in 2020; board calls curriculum too 'divisive'
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Nov 13, 7:41 AM: A proposed charter school geared toward American Indian students will not be allowed to open next year after a state charter school board found the school's curriculum was "divisive instead of bringing unity.
Letter: Lieutenant governor is offering a conservative, politically-correct bait and switch on vouch
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Nov 13, 6:59 AM: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s education plan claims to put children first by giving parents state-funded vouchers to attend private schools. But this would reduce funding for our public schools and place thousands of low-income families in >
State Superintendent Mark Johnson joins the field seeking to be NC lieutenant governor
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Nov 13, 6:08 AM: State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Tuesday that he’s joining the crowded field of candidates who want to become North Carolina’s lieutenant governor in 2020.
Five local schools on target list of ISD inclusion
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Nov 12, 8:07 AM: Five Robeson County public schools are on the list of schools that qualify for absorption by the Innovative School District, but that is not a reason to panic, according to a local education leader.
NCAE calls on teachers to picket before or after school Wednesday for more education funding
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Nov 12, 7:28 AM: The North Carolina Association of Educators is calling on teachers, parents and community members to picket before or after school on Wednesday to push for more education funding, including teacher raises.
Shining Rock faces charter renewal board Wednesday
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Nov 11, 8:14 AM: Haywood’s first charter school is in the middle of its fifth school year, and is wrapping up a process school leaders hope will set the stage for the future.
Time for action: State Board of Education aims for more after they 'barely moved the needle'
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Nov 8, 7:10 AM: The State Board of Education gaveled in a new era Tuesday at its fall planning session, closing the chapter on the state’s 2014 five-year strategic plan and moving forward under a new action-centered plan guided by principles of >
Dan Forest wants every NC family to be eligible for a private school voucher
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Nov 8, 6:35 AM: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is making expanding school choice for North Carolina families a major part of his campaign to become governor in 2020. He wants all families to be eligible to get a private school voucher.
Column: Charter schools offer choices to North Carolina families regardless of income
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Nov 4, 6:01 AM: There’s a lot of confusion these days about what charter schools are and what they aren’t. Some of the confusion is sewn deliberately by people who don’t like the idea of parents having a choice of where to send their children to >
2020 School Choice Season Begins In CMS, Charter And Private Schools
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Oct 31, 4:51 AM: Friday kicks off the 2020 school choice season in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, as well as some charter schools in the region. As options expand and competition intensifies, parents can find the scene a bit overwhelming.
Senate, House approve changes to Innovative School District
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Oct 30, 5:55 AM: The Senate and the House approved changes to North Carolina's Innovative School District on Tuesday that create a new process for how low-performing schools are chosen for the district.
Charter school supporters concerned about Leandro Commission
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Oct 18, 5:52 AM: Proponents of charter schools worry the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education will use the Leandro ruling as a roundabout way to restrict charter schools. The most recent commission meeting, Monday, Oct. 14, >
This company set up charter schools in Greensboro and across North Carolina. Its leaders have left.
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Oct 17, 5:18 AM: An organization that helped set up charter schools in North Carolina and Arizona has lost several of its leaders and cut back on its work, leading two N.C. schools to drop the organization’s services.
CMS Officials Discusses Charter Competition And Other Trends In Enrollment Slump
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Oct 10, 6:50 AM: Competition with charter schools may have played a role in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ enrollment slump this year, a district official says. But while some schools came in under projections, some are growing fast.
Feds give NC more than $36 million for charter schools. Can the state spend it all?
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Oct 9, 5:28 AM: North Carolina will now have more than $36 million in federal funding to help increase enrollment in charter schools, particularly for children from low-income groups.

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