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26 school districts cancel class ahead of teacher rally in downtown Raleigh
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Apr 25, 7:32 AM: So far, 26 school districts and several charter schools have announced that they have canceled classes on May 1 because of the number of teachers expected to be absent.
Lincoln Charter students help restore vets graves
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Apr 25, 7:27 AM: Six eighth graders from Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus took part in Operation Restore Dignity, a project to restore veteran’s grave markers.
As historically black colleges struggle, Bennett College for women fights to stay afloat
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Apr 23, 7:12 AM: In recent years, the institutions overall have seen enrollments plummet, endowments decrease and student bodies — once entirely black — become more mixed as HBCUs attempt to compete with schools that no longer shut out African >
Poll says public supports NC teachers march, but critics question validity
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Apr 19, 7:00 AM: But critics are questioning both how the poll was conducted and who is behind the findings. Jewell said the poll was commissioned by the liberal group Progress NC and that NCAE had no knowledge of it before the results were >
Teacher rally prompts cancellation of classes
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Apr 19, 5:03 AM: Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will be closed May 1 because of a teacher protest march slated to take place that day in Raleigh.
Some NC schools nix closing for May 1 teachers rally, saying that students need to be in class
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Apr 16, 7:34 AM: Some North Carolina school districts are trying to stay open May 1 by encouraging teachers to send small groups to Raleigh for the planned mass protest instead of having large numbers of employees take the day off.
NC charter school leaders praise proposal that would help students get transportation to their schools
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Apr 16, 6:52 AM: Charter school leaders from across the state gathered at Next Generation Academy on Monday to praise a proposal that would provide $2.5 million each year to help charter students get to and from school.
Opinion: NC should be wary of Arizona charter operator
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Apr 11, 5:59 AM: Charter schools were conceived as laboratories of educational innovation, but increasingly they are becoming laboratories for financial inventions. Among the creations are for-profit school chains with complex ownership arrangements >
Editorial: Twisting the truth won't make private school voucher program accountable
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Apr 10, 5:59 AM: If the truth doesn’t matter, North Carolinians might be alarmed by a recent news release from state Senate leader Phil Berger’s office ominously warning of perceived threats to funding for private school vouchers.
In ‘ugly’ fight between a charter school and its operator, state board won’t take sides BY T. KEUNG HUI Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article228961674.html#storylink=cpy
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Apr 9, 6:41 AM: A state advisory board is refusing to take sides in an ugly fight between leaders of a North Carolina virtual charter school and the for-profit company that’s paid millions of dollars a year to educate its 2,400 students.
NC teachers ask for a day off for rally, but NC superintendent asks them to reconsider date Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article228876734.html#storylink=cpy
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Apr 8, 7:43 AM: As North Carolina school districts weigh whether to close May 1, when thousands of educators are expected to march in Raleigh, North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson is asking them to reconsider the date.
Partnership opens doors to technical careers for high school students
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Apr 3, 5:30 AM: Pitt County Schools’ high school students will have the opportunity to enroll in high-demand trade programs at the Pitt Community College Technical Academy thanks to an agreement signed Monday.
Court strikes down N.C. charter school’s skirt requirement for female students
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Apr 1, 7:42 AM: It sounds like a legal case from an earlier century, but a federal court ruled on Thursday that the uniform policy of a K-8 charter school in Leland violates the U.S. Constitution by forcing female students to wear skirts.
New Hanover charter school approved for growth, amid parent concerns
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Mar 27, 6:22 AM: A New Hanover County charter school is set to begin a $28 million expansion after approval from county leaders.
Thousands of NC teachers marched on Raleigh last year. They want to do it again May 1.
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Mar 26, 6:10 AM: Public school teachers across North Carolina are being urged to take May 1 off from work to march in Raleigh in a repeat of last year’s historic protest.
Democratic senators want 'recess' for charter school growth
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Mar 21, 6:30 AM: A pair of Wake County senators say North Carolina continues to approve new charter schools with little oversight into how they're using tax dollars and whether they're actually serving students and the local community.
Virtual Academy gains traction
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Mar 18, 4:43 AM: Seven months since Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools launched its Virtual Academy, school district officials say they are pleased with the response they have had so far and are looking to expand its possibilities in the future.
Despite uncertainty, Huntersville continues to explore charter school options
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Mar 15, 5:25 AM: The proposal is all possible thanks to a bill that passed up in Raleigh last year. Four area towns have the ability to create their own charter school separate from CMS. Even with that bill it still remains uncertain if it is even >
A virtual charter school ‘divorce’ leaves 2,400 students caught in the middle
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Mar 14, 7:07 AM: More than 2,400 students are caught in the middle of a fight between one of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools and the for-profit education company that receives millions of dollars a year to manage the school.
Gov. Cooper’s spending plan would phase out school voucher program
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Mar 13, 7:35 AM: Gov. Roy Cooper’s biennium spending plan calls for phasing out the controversial and underutilized “Opportunity Scholarships” created to help defray the cost of private schools for low-income families.

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