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Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low for >
3 Wake charter schools recommended to open in 2020, others still under review
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Feb 13, 5:59 AM: Three potential charter schools are one step closer to opening in Wake County. The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board recommended this week that Doral Academy, North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wendell Falls Charter >
NC voucher fund leaves millions unspent while growing by $10 million a year
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Feb 12, 6:48 AM: State lawmakers keep adding money for North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program, which sends low-income kids to private schools, even though there aren’t enough takers to spend the money it already has.
A private school will become one of North Carolina’s newest charter schools
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Feb 11, 7:54 AM: Three more charter schools have been approved to open this fall, including a private school that will make the conversion to becoming a public school after having survived the past few years with the help of North Carolina’s voucher >
High school offers dual enrollment opportunities for homeschool students
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Feb 11, 7:22 AM: Elliott said the school system has been able to expand its flexibility by being more open to the types of credits homeschool students may bring with them and by expanding the course options available to those students. This can >
Fact check: Are nearly 60,000 NC kids waitlisted for the school of their choice?
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Feb 6, 6:16 AM: Brooke Medina, communications director for the Civitas Institute, said her group estimated the number of students waiting to get into schools of choice — which include private schools and charter schools — to be approximately >
Should schools have more flexibility over their calendars? Triad legislators file bills that would allow this in some districts.
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Feb 4, 7:01 AM: Two Triad school systems — Davie and Alamance-Burlington — are attempting to gain legislative approval for more flexibility in their school calendars.
Charter school growth forces closure of two Granville public schools
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Feb 1, 6:35 AM: As neighboring school districts work to build more schools to accommodate growth, Granville County Schools is closing down two campuses. District officials blame nearby charter schools, which are pulling students – and the state >
NC charter schools have nearly doubled since 2011. Some say it’s time for a new cap.
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Feb 1, 6:20 AM: The number of charter schools in North Carolina has nearly doubled since a state cap was lifted in 2011, prompting a debate about whether it’s time to put a new limit on these non-traditional public schools.
Charter school chief outlines improvement efforts
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Jan 31, 7:21 AM: Rocky Mount Preparatory School has received a lot of negative comments from detractors who were angered at some of the decisions made by school leaders over the past few months, so the head of the charter school gave a “State of the >
Raises? Supplies? More jobs? What teachers and state workers want in NC budget talks
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Jan 29, 7:04 AM: Jewell said the legislature can pay for some of the additional raises and other funding the NCAE wants, at least in part, by defunding the state’s controversial voucher system. That program, which started in 2014, allows qualifying >
Opponents kept a charter school out of west Cary. Now Thales Academy wants to try.
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Jan 28, 8:30 AM: Another school is interested in a west Cary tract of land on the Wake-Chatham line. Thales Academy, which has schools in Apex, Holly Springs and Knightdale, wants to put another campus on the Chatham County side of Cary. It would be >
RISE up: N.C. community colleges try a new approach for placing new students
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Jan 25, 7:26 AM: North Carolina’s community colleges are overhauling their remedial programs in hopes of getting students through school more quickly and more successfully.
Concentrating on career tech doesn't exclude college path, Guilford County Schools data show
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Jan 25, 7:21 AM: In reality though, Guilford County Schools students who follow a career tech path in high school are similarly likely to enroll in college their first year after graduating as are all other students, according to data district >
N.C. voters overwhelmingly support charter schools and school choice
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Jan 24, 7:17 AM: North Carolinians of all political persuasions support charter schools and school choice. But the strongest in favor? Democrats and African-American voters. That’s the result of a new poll released this week sponsored by N.C. >
NC lawmakers should stop trying to ‘discredit’ and ‘devalue’ public schools, group says
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Jan 24, 6:23 AM: North Carolina lawmakers have lost sight of the value of traditional public schools and instead pursued policies promoting school choice and competition that have helped to undermine public education, an education group charged >
Opinion: Let’s make NC public schools our No. 1 priority
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Jan 23, 7:08 AM: The most recent troubling development was legislation passed last year allowing for the creation of a new kind of municipal charter school. It permits four mostly white suburban communities outside Charlotte to create and run their >
Opinion: $26M grant could boost NC charter school diversity
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Jan 22, 7:48 AM: North Carolina will be using the $26.6 million received over five years to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students in our charter schools. The focus is on working to increase the diversity of our student bodies >
What Happens When A Charter School Closes?
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Jan 22, 5:44 AM: The Whistlers are not diehard school choice advocates, but they appreciated having the option to send their daughter to a charter school. MacKenzie had previously attended her local public school, until new boundary lines put her >
Disputed Durham charter school moves a step closer to opening
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Jan 18, 7:23 AM: Despite two lawsuits and a letter of opposition from the Durham school board, the long-proposed Discovery Charter School in Durham moved closer to reality this week.

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