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Court Of Appeals: Charter Schools Are Public Schools, Must Follow The Same Rules, And Must Ditch Sexist Dress Codes
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Jun 16, 9:51 AM: The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals just determined that North Carolina's Charter Day School violated the rights of female students by requiring them to wear skirts. That's a big deal, and there are other large issues at play >
Magnet school grads hailed as trailblazers
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Jun 7, 8:29 AM: They might be small in number, but graduates of Surry Online Magnet School were told that their impact has been huge.
How diverse are charter schools in Cumberland County? More than others in NC, report shows
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Jun 2, 8:59 AM: The two charter schools in Cumberland County are more diverse than similar schools across the state, school and state records show.
Opportunity Scholarship defenders boost case for moving challenge to three-judge panel
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Mar 31, 8:05 AM: The legal fight over North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program focuses now on whether a single judge or a three-judge panel should hear the case. Lawyers for the state and the scholarships’ parent supporters have filed new >
Raleigh Charter High School senior receives nearly $1 million in scholarships
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Mar 28, 8:12 AM: To say that the 17-year-old Amaya Williams keeps herself busy is an understatement. Aside from being a senior at Raleigh Charter High School, she’s a cheerleader and is chair of the North Carolina State Youth Council.
Despite a return to in-person learning CMS 3rd-graders falling behind
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Mar 24, 8:01 AM: Preliminary reports show Black and Hispanic 3rd graders at CMS have the lowest amount of students on track in English Language Arts.
Upstate charter school offers unique experience
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Mar 23, 6:15 AM: Is your child interested in learning a second language? A Greenville charter school is offering something that’s rare in South Carolina and enrollment is open for next year.
Local charter school teacher recognized for efforts
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Mar 21, 8:10 AM: North East Carolina Preparatory School upper school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Amber Nead was recognized in February during the N.C. Charter Schools board meeting as the 2022 Runner-Up Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the >
Opportunity Scholarship defenders seek to block opponents’ legal maneuvers
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Mar 18, 6:12 AM: The Opportunity Scholarship Program now helps more than 20,000 students from low-income families enroll in more than 500 private schools. With a larger available scholarship and expanded income eligibility in 2022-23, the program >
Dems says too many private, homeschool parents on Truitt’s advisory board
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Mar 9, 9:37 AM: Democratic members of the N.C. State Board of Education have their sights set on Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, saying Truitt was putting too many parents from schools of choice on a new advisory >
Homeschooling oversight: With over 100,000 students in home school, NC lawmakers consider increased tracking
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Mar 9, 8:54 AM: Homeschooling in North Carolina saw a big jump during the pandemic, with about one in 10 students now schooled at home.
Pandemic had negative impact on test scores for all students in NC, new DPI report finds
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Mar 3, 7:29 AM: The State Board of Education heard a long awaited report today on learning loss in North Carolina that resulted from the pandemic.
Virtual academies could disappear across NC schools next year
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Mar 2, 9:31 AM: Public school district virtual academies will disappear across North Carolina next year, unless the districts spin up new schools that are exclusively virtual.
Advisory committee seeks to give parents a voice in their children’s education
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Feb 25, 8:43 AM: Parents across North Carolina want their voices heard on what’s best for their children, especially after two years of lockdowns, mask mandates, and changing curriculum.
Superintendent Truitt announces formation of Parent Advisory Commission
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Feb 24, 8:37 AM: N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt is launching a new Parent Advisory Commission to elevate the voice of parents in students’ education.
Column: When schools compete, students win
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Feb 18, 6:57 AM: Those of us who advocate educational freedom bring a variety of assumptions and objectives to the cause. We don’t all make the same arguments and favor the same policies. What we share is a common belief that students will receive a >
Their N.C. School District Was Pandemic-Ready. Here’s Why
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Feb 16, 9:42 AM: There are probably no tarot cards or crystal balls in the central office of North Carolina’s Union County school district. But you could be forgiven for thinking that someone there has a sixth sense about the future. The district >
Wake schools enrollment stays below pre-pandemic levels, losing students to homeschooling and attendance violations
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Feb 10, 10:03 AM: The Wake County Public School System continues to lose students, and officials expect that to continue long after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enrollment drop from pre-pandemic levels means the school system could lose >
NC State Board of Education alters paid leave policy for teachers after backlash, but not everyone is pleased
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Feb 4, 10:20 AM: The State Board of Education took away school districts' ability to determine what an acceptable reason is for taking personal leave on most days.
Shelby charter school preparing for $15 million expansion
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Feb 4, 10:14 AM: Pinnacle Classical Academy plans to double the footprint of its upper campus over the next year. The public charter school has received a $15 million fixed-interest loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to fund the >

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