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Charter schools could get more money if NC lawmakers overhaul K-12 funding system
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Feb 23, 7:47 AM: Charter school supporters lobbied state lawmakers Thursday for more money at a time when charter schools and traditional public schools are arguing with each over about how much funding they receive.
NC school choice leader joins Betsy DeVos-founded group that promotes vouchers
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Feb 16, 8:08 AM: One of the leaders in North Carolina’s school choice movement is changing jobs to take a leadership position in a national school choice advocacy group.
Legislature Slips School Voucher Change In Class Size Bill
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Feb 15, 7:05 AM: Among those measures tucked into the bill is a major change to the state's newest school choice program. The provision greatly expands eligibility for the state's new Education Savings Account. The accounts are state-funded debit >
NC lawmakers will consider dividing school districts, including Wake County
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Feb 14, 8:11 AM: State lawmakers will begin studying next week how to break up North Carolina school districts, potentially paving the way for splitting large school systems like Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
School vouchers, court size central to Cooper's latest court battle against lawmakers
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Feb 12, 6:41 AM: Lawyers for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders were back in court Friday, battling over school voucher spending included in the state budget and a law trimming the size of the state Court of Appeals.
School switches from private Christian to public charter
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Feb 8, 6:59 AM: The school is converting from a private Christian school to a public charter school, and if there are more applications than seats, the school will have to implement a lottery. A lottery could mean students who have been with the >
New research shows charter schools foster segregation
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Feb 8, 6:46 AM: Are Charter schools fostering segregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools? According to a new study released by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA with researchers at UNC Charlotte, the answer is >
NC Supreme Court will decide who’s in charge of the state’s public schools
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Feb 7, 8:44 AM: The state Supreme Court will tackle this week a case that will decide who’s in charge of overseeing North Carolina’s K-12 public schools, which have 1.5 million students and a $10 billion annual state budget.
School task force advocates for state funding flexibility
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Feb 6, 7:43 AM: Another common recommendation included the idea of untangling funding for charter schools and school districts. Many presenters advocated funding charter schools via direct allotment, meaning charter schools would avoid the school >
New report praises NC charter schools, marking a shift from previous years
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Feb 5, 6:09 AM: Two years after state education officials were accused of being too negative about charter schools, a new report praises North Carolina’s fast-growing charter schools and warns of “inequity” in their funding.
Charter School Operators Vying For Innovative School District Haven't "Met Expectations"
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Feb 5, 6:05 AM: Earlier this month, a third-party consultant evaluated the two applications and concluded that neither "met expectations" for the job. The Romine Group is a Michigan-based charter school manager that also operates Capitol Encore >
Legal loophole allows NC charter schools to forgo safety lockdown drills
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Feb 2, 6:59 AM: The horrific images of school shootings are branded in the public consciousness. Sandy Hook, Columbine, and just last week, Marshall County, Kentucky, where a 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with >
NC teachers’ group snubs state’s school chief, calling him ‘clearly destructive’
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Jan 30, 8:50 AM:

The state’s largest teachers’ group is publicly snubbing state schools Superintendent Mark Johnson, whose support of private school vouchers and whose controversial comments about teacher pay have drawn complaints from some >

Tillery Charter Academy passes first test
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Jan 30, 8:01 AM: The prospective first public charter school in Montgomery County passed its first interview this past Tuesday in Raleigh. The eleven-member Charter School Advisory Board voted unanimously to send Tillery Charter Academy (TCA) >
School options expanding as charter, private programs grow
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Jan 29, 7:09 AM: In total there are 173 charter schools scattered across the state, including two in Pitt County — Winterville Charter Academy and Ignite Innovation Academy-Pitt.  The growth of charter schools was made possible by a 2011 state law >
At Charlotte charter school, there’s time to learn on an alternative track
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Jan 29, 6:03 AM: Commonwealth’s instructional and support models are designed to serve a unique student population. It offers a blended learning instructional model of math and reading remediation while also catching up on high school credits at an >
Public school supporters say NC school choice programs need more accountability
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Jan 25, 6:53 AM: As school choice supporters celebrate their success in North Carolina, supporters of traditional public schools say state leaders should demand more information about how taxpayer money is being used in charter schools and private >
NC charter schools enrollment hits 100,000 for first time
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Jan 25, 6:46 AM: North Carolina charter schools have enrolled more than 100,000 students this school year, the first time they have surpassed that mark.
School-choice supporters celebrate gains in NC, but press for more
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Jan 24, 8:43 AM: The school choice movement is on the rise in North Carolina, where advocates hosted a celebration Tuesday to mark their gains and to press for more opportunities for families to attend options other than traditional public >
Durham superintendent warns parents against charter schools, resegregation
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Jan 18, 6:45 AM: As much as he wanted to avoid talking about charter schools, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga couldn’t get around discussing their impact on Durham Public Schools during his town hall meeting Tuesday night at Hillside High >

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