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‘Let’s take the reins off.’ NC lawmakers back changes to help charter schools
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Jun 19, 5:55 AM: North Carolina’s charter schools could have an easier time getting renewed and expanding their enrollment under changes backed Tuesday by some state lawmakers.
Jeanne Allen: On Revolutions And Moonshots
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Jun 18, 7:44 AM: Far from the busy cities and suburbs most Americans inhabit are communities like Fayetteville, North Carolina a sprawling city among the state’s six-largest, with a rich past that would make any history buff proud. It is there that >
NC Senate wants students to take a personal-finance class. Why some teachers object.
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Jun 18, 7:27 AM: North Carolina lawmakers say they want to teach students about being financially responsible. But critics say the change will disrupt the social studies curriculum and shifts the blame away from financial institutions.
Early college high schools are among NC’s top options. Why is a funding cut possible?
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Jun 17, 6:23 AM: North Carolina’s early college high schools have been among the state’s most successful schools, with high graduation rates and school test scores.
Teachers demand better funding
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Jun 13, 7:55 AM: Years of cuts to public education are taking a toll on the state’s schools and requests for more funding are being ignored, a group of educators said on Wednesday afternoon.
Won’t ‘cave in’ to ‘anti-charter folks’: NC board stands by 2 new Wake charter schools
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Jun 11, 5:02 AM: A state advisory board is standing behind two proposed charter schools despite concerns raised by Wake County school leaders and some PTA groups that the area is oversaturated with charters.
UNC lab schools are changing the formula for education
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Jun 10, 7:55 AM: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly passed a law establishing eight such schools. It’s aimed at UNC institutions with strong teacher-training programs, and it targets >
NC approves 10 new charter schools, but holds off on 2 others after Wake objects
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Jun 7, 5:28 AM: Ten new North Carolina charter schools got state approval Thursday, but two applications were put on hold because of concerns raised by the Wake County school system and some PTA groups who say the area has too many charters.
Grandmother Asks Governor Not to Scrap School Choice Program
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Jun 6, 5:01 AM: A North Carolina woman with three grandchildren in the state’s school voucher program says she isn’t too proud to beg the governor not to reduce funding and phase it out, as he proposes.
CMS votes on who can attend new south Charlotte school
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Jun 5, 5:05 AM: The move follows months of debate and passionate pleas from affected south Charlotte parents. Many addressed the board about their opposition to being forced to attend a themed school. "Forcing students to attended a themed school >
State School Board asked to approve 12 new charter schools this week
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Jun 4, 8:15 AM: Despite recent calls for a moratorium on new charter schools, the State Board of Education (SBE) will be asked to approve 12 new ones when the board meets this week for its monthly business meeting.
Editorial: Charter school standards are too weak
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May 29, 5:47 AM: Remember when the state started its charter school experiment in the late 1990s? The idea sounded good. Unfortunately, the state Senate seems bent on ruining what’s left of that good idea.
Opinion: To Understand Appeal of Charter Schools, start by Talking with Parents
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May 28, 6:18 AM: Perhaps unchecked teacher radicalism will emerge as a source of discontent. Aside from circumstances unique to Wake County, research tells us that parents choose charter schools for a variety of reasons: safety, proximity, >
Editorial: Where’s the accountability for charter schools?
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May 24, 7:07 AM: Taxpayers should demand — and expect — accountability. At all levels of government, we elect representatives who must answer for their votes.
Career readiness program offers a fresh start
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May 23, 6:39 AM: Day, evening, and online classes are available through the College and Career Readiness department. Anyone interested in obtaining a High School Equivalency Diploma may choose from two convenient options: the traditional classroom >
Editorial: Codding charter schools
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May 23, 5:13 AM: Remember when the state started its charter school experiment in the late 1990s? It sounded like a promising concept. Unfortunately, the state Senate seems bent on ruining what’s left of that good idea.
Only low-performing schools can get charter-like flexibility. Wake says that ‘stinks.’
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May 22, 5:55 AM: Nineteen Wake County schools are blurring the lines between traditional public schools and charter schools with innovative calendars and grading systems, longer school days and specialized offerings that set them apart.
Editorial: NC should pull the plug on virtual pre-K
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May 21, 7:01 AM: A provision in the proposed House budget would establish a 3-year pilot program to deliver Pre-K education at home via computer to what it terms “at risk” four-year-olds.
Rock Hill charter school sets starting teacher pay above SC, national average.
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May 21, 5:22 AM: York Prep’s leaders have been developing the package, dubbed #40forall, for a year, according to a release from the school. Along with the starting pay, York Prep approved salary increases for other teachers and a retention bonus >
Column: School voucher program lacks accountability
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May 17, 5:56 AM: Since its inception, North Carolina’s school voucher program has suffered from a stunning lack of transparency and accountability that should safeguard the public’s investment in private schools.

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