- To reverse declining attendance, WNC districts divert time and money toward self-promotion
- > Aug 19, 7:42 AM: Jackson County Public Schools is losing students to other options: private schools, charter schools, and increasingly, home schools. Each exodus brings a loss of funding and according to data from the Public Schools of North
- Attacking socialism and identity politics, Dan Forest kicks off campaign for governor
- > Aug 19, 5:42 AM: While his roughly 10-minute speech touted his viewpoints against abortion rights, expanding school choice for North Carolinians and being more competitive on recruiting businesses to the state, the largest cheer Forest received was
- Charter school secrecy and why it matters
- > Aug 16, 5:07 AM: The school’s board is not an elected body and their typical response is to stonewall requests for information and interviews. The sterile discussions at their public board meetings indicate the real conversations about important
- Jeanne Allen: Charter schools provide equal opportunity for choice
Tom Campbell’s argument that charter schools “re-segregate” students is a complete misrepresentation of the composition and success of charter schools. The stark reality is the majority of the 100,000 North Carolinians enrolled in >
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- Commentary: The Smear Campaign Against Charters
- Aug 14, 8:01 AM: Far from being ‘resegregated,’ some of our schools are actually majority-minority—and that’s by parents’ free choice.
- Letter: Charter school movement under attack
- > Aug 13, 5:19 AM: Tom Campbell’s opinion piece, “We are re-segregating our schools,” blames charter schools as the reason district schools are “re-segregating.” Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is
- Mind the (language) gap: ACS shifts away from 'achievement gap' toward 'opportunity gap'
- Aug 12, 5:40 AM: To erase the educational achievement gap between white and black students in Asheville City Schools, Lauren Evans says the phrase “achievement gap” itself needs to be more scrutinized.
- Charter school expansion plans short-lived
- Aug 9, 7:15 AM: Public records show the Shining Rock Classical Academy plans to build a new school facility were short lived, really just four days.
- Charter school purchases property
- Aug 8, 7:07 AM: North East Carolina Prep School has made a move that allowed the Tarboro charter school to buy the buildings and property it previously leased from Utah-based Highmark School Development.
- Layoffs avoided: 220 NC virtual teachers will remain employed after state finds resolution
- > Aug 8, 6:27 AM: More than 200 North Carolina Virtual Public School teachers who were facing temporary layoffs this fall will remain employed and begin teaching classes as scheduled next week after state leaders announced a resolution
- Opinion: NC charter schools provide educational options for families
- > Aug 8, 5:45 AM: Make no mistake: North Carolina’s charter movement is under attack more than ever. For the fourth year in a row, district schools in North Carolina have decreased in enrollment while charters, private and home schools increased. One
- John Hood: NC school funds should follow children
- > Aug 7, 5:35 AM: Once North Carolina reforms its state funding formula, the Reason/JLF report recommends that school districts then devolve more budgetary authority to individual schools. The precise division of labor should be up to local
- New charter school set to open
- Aug 5, 8:06 AM: The Carolina Charter Academy in Angier is preparing to open later this month. The school will house students from throughout the region.
- NC lawmakers asked to halt layoffs of 220 teachers at Virtual Public School
- Aug 5, 7:29 AM: State education leaders are asking North Carolina lawmakers to step in to prevent the temporary layoff of 220 teachers that would keep more than 7,000 students from taking online classes this fall.
- Commentary: The Cost of Rural School Consolidation
- Aug 2, 8:02 AM: On paper, consolidating South Robeson County High School in rural North Carolina might make sense. But how do we account for the intangible losses like community indentity, cohesiveness, and social investment?
- 220 NC teachers are being laid off and online classes could be cut. Who is to blame?
- Aug 2, 7:00 AM: Hundreds of teachers at the N.C. Virtual Public School are being temporarily laid off, costing those educators thousands of dollars and reducing online options for students across the state this fall.
- Letter: Parent: Protect school choice
- Aug 2, 5:28 AM: Every student should have the right to attend school in an environment that works best for them. Unfortunately, this wasn’t so easy for my son Aaron.
- Governor vetoes bill letting NC virtual charter schools add more students
- Jul 30, 6:48 AM: Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would allow the state’s popular but low-performing virtual charter schools to add students, after two left-leaning groups urged him to reject the legislation.
- Opinion: Time to revamp N.C.’s charter-school system
- > Jul 30, 6:27 AM: Next, if the charter flexibilities are working well for many of our students why not make them available to all, by giving traditional schools the same freedoms we allow charter schools? We could then see what impact these changes
- Editorial: Communities benefit when school choices are abundant
- > Jul 30, 5:59 AM: Let us be clear. Getting more choices isn’t a knock on the public school system. Rather, to only have an assigned school based on residence and getting what it has to offer when parents and the children know it doesn’t meet their