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NC Gov. Cooper recognizes School Choice Week for first time
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Jan 24, 7:01 AM: School Choice Week has an unexpected new supporter in North Carolina — Gov. Roy Cooper.
She taught in Charlotte for 30+ years. Now she says teachers should be re-educated on achievement gaps
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Jan 14, 9:32 AM: Retired Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers are sharing their experiences and thoughts about the achievement gap between Black and White students in CMS. The gap in test scores has been present for years. North Carolina has >
Union County board gives limited magnet access to charter and private school students
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Jan 12, 9:12 AM: The Union County school board Tuesday backed down from a policy that would have denied students in charter, private and home schools access to the district’s magnet schools. But that access remains limited.
Report: N.C. school choice programs save taxpayers up to $154.3 million
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Jan 12, 7:39 AM: Two of the Tar Heel State’s school choice programs have saved taxpayers between $74.1 million and $154.3 million through fiscal 2018, according to an updated analysis from the school choice advocacy organization >
SABA, new Chatham charter, opens 2022 lottery and adds 6th grade students
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Jan 6, 9:00 AM: School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — a new public charter school set to open next fall — will add 6th grade students to its 3rd through 5th grade school population to accommodate boys provisionally accepted in 2021 when the >
Raleigh charter school faces state vote on future
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Jan 6, 7:36 AM: State officials are mulling the fate of a Raleigh charter school, after nearly two years of concerns over whether the school is properly providing special education services.
In education, 2021 was the year of the parent
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Dec 28, 7:32 AM: Recognizing the demand for more education options, Republicans in both the General Assembly and in Congress crafted school-choice legislation. Expansion of school choice was timely, with 2021 also marking the 25th anniversary of >
'This has been working for us' | Amid omicron variant surge, some parents continue to teach kids at home
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Dec 22, 8:00 AM: The uncertainty of the pandemic is also why hundreds of K-12 CMS students are enrolled in a virtual academy.
NC Supreme Court could order increase in school funding
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Dec 22, 7:18 AM: The North Carolina Supreme Court could join high courts in other states in ordering state leaders to increase public school funding.
Supreme Court finds North Carolina charter schools unqualified for legal immunity
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Dec 21, 9:21 AM: The North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled nonprofit charter schools in North Carolina are not state agencies and can’t claim immunity from certain lawsuits.
Opinion: N.C. public schools offer families more choices than ever
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Dec 20, 6:42 AM: Students across our state are thriving through opportunities within our public schools, like the dual language immersion programs featured the on latest Education Matters show at the Gregory International School in Wilmington and >
Lincoln Charter School holds grand opening of the Lincolnton campus expansion
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Dec 17, 9:00 AM: While students, teachers and staff have been in the new elementary and high school buildings at the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School since the 2021-2022 school year began in August, the school held a ribbon cutting on >
Opinion: Why does the education establishment keeping attacking Opportunity Scholarships?
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Dec 17, 8:51 AM: Even while more and more parents are clamoring for options, the real and substantial progress we are seeing continues to be fought tooth-and-nail by the education establishment, which wants parents to only have one option — their >
Raleigh charter school accused of falsifying student records
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Dec 15, 9:43 AM: North Carolina could close one of Raleigh’s oldest charter schools amid allegations that school officials falsified records of some special-education students.
Opportunity Scholarship supporters seek three-judge panel to review lawsuit
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Dec 7, 8:48 AM: Parents supporting North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program want a three-judge panel to review a lawsuit challenging the scholarships. A motion filed in the N.C. Court of Appeals this month seeks to have the case transferred >
Opportunity Scholarship supporters seek three-judge panel to review lawsuit
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Dec 7, 8:48 AM: Parents supporting North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program want a three-judge panel to review a lawsuit challenging the scholarships. A motion filed in the N.C. Court of Appeals this month seeks to have the case transferred >
Opinion: It’s time to admit it. North Carolina’s school voucher program is a failure
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Dec 6, 7:05 AM: The Republican-led General Assembly approved increases in vouchers for private school tuition even as legislative leaders oppose a court-ordered increase in public school funding.
Wake parents looking to move children from Virtual Academy to classrooms face new hurdles
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Dec 2, 6:59 AM: Wake County parents preparing to send their children back to in-person learning after getting them vaccinated have discovered it's not as easy as previously promised.
Poll: Two-thirds of likely N.C. voters support Opportunity Scholarships
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Dec 2, 6:12 AM: A new poll from a statewide school-choice advocacy group shows that nearly two-thirds of likely general election voters in North Carolina support the Opportunity Scholarship Program.
North Carolina court stops order to spend $1.7B on education
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Dec 1, 7:14 AM: A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of parts of a trial judge’s recent order that demanded $1.75 billion in state taxpayer funds be spent — without express legislative approval — to address public education >

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