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House budget outlines sharp differences with Senate
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May 26, 6:29 AM: Funding for the Opportunity Scholarships school voucher program would expand, but students who use the vouchers to attend a private or religious school would have to take a standardized test, and state officials would study the >
What happens when 46 students leave a Wilmington charter school?
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May 26, 6:10 AM: Douglass started the year with 236 students but has seen 46 disenroll -- about 19.5 percent of the student body. Almost all of those students returned to traditional county schools. In fact, the district saw more returnees from >
Charter schools keep $500K after 84 students transfer to New Hanover Co. Schools
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May 23, 5:17 AM: The New Hanover County Schools superintendent is speaking out over the shocking number of students transferring from charter schools each year.
Virtual Academy latest option for school choice
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May 15, 5:19 AM: The Gaston County Virtual Academy is a virtual middle school set to open in August that offers online learning for students. Provided by Gaston’s public school system, the virtual school will feature a blended model of instruction >
Virtual school offers alternatives
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May 12, 6:13 AM: But North Carolina Connections Academy has found a way to blend the two concepts, using virtual classrooms, enrichment and student engagement to bring students and families an alternative education system right in their own living >
Report: Some charter school leaders slam “company” charter bill
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May 10, 5:45 AM: Some North Carolina charter leaders are fired up over a legislative proposal to set aside half of a charter school’s enrollment as a corporate “perk,” a new report from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation’s Lindsay Wagner >
Comparing NC voucher students to public school pupils
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May 9, 6:05 AM: Hundreds of students attending private schools using taxpayer money, along with their counterparts in public schools, volunteered to take an extra test this spring as part of a project that aims to show how the groups compare >
State board chairman calls for changes to Achievement School District law
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May 8, 5:45 AM: State Board of Education Chairman Bill Cobey would like to see "some tweaks in the legislation" before the board chooses which low-performing schools will be included in the state's new Achievement School District, he told WRAL News >
Are charter schools in the future for Mint Hill, Matthews?
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May 2, 5:27 AM: North Carolina House Bill 514 passed April 27 by the N.C. House, would allow the towns of Matthews and Mint Hill to create and form their own charter schools and give town residents priority in attendance at those schools.
Durham County commissioners want DPS, charters to collaborate
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May 2, 5:03 AM: Durham County commissioners want to get Durham Public Schools and charter school leaders together to talk about what’s working and not working in educating local children.
Lawmakers would let NC towns create separate charter school
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Apr 28, 6:36 AM: North Carolina legislators want to allow two suburban Charlotte towns to create their own charter schools for residents separate from one of the country's largest public school districts.
DPS steps up efforts to compete for students in North Durham
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Apr 26, 5:40 AM: Last month, school board Chairman Mike Lee said he wanted Durham Public Schools to do a better job of marketing programs to compete with the growing number of charter schools that are luring students away.
Should charter school enrollment be a corporate employee perk?
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Apr 25, 6:30 AM: Students could gain admission to charter schools based on where their parents work or where they live under legislation that would make significant changes in the ways the schools fill their classrooms.
House committee approves charter school growth, enrollment ‘perks’ for charter partners
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Apr 25, 5:28 AM: The House K-12 Education Committee approved several charter school bills Monday, including one that would allow faster growth and another that would give children of charter school business partners enrollment priority.
Head of the (virtual) class
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Apr 24, 7:11 AM: Founded two years ago, the North Carolina Virtual Academy is a state-funded, public charter school designed to help students who are having trouble in a traditional, brick and mortar schools, NCVA Head of School Joel Medley >
General Assembly considers charter school transportation bill
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Apr 21, 5:09 AM: Parents at Winterville Charter Academy say they wait in line for almost an hour each day just to drop off and pick up their kids, but the congestion could be on the way out thanks to the bill.
NC charter schools don’t get money for buses. A bill would change that
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Apr 20, 4:31 AM: Many charter schools that serve low-income students provide bus service, even though it is not required. Charter schools receive transportation funds for every child, as do traditional public schools, but the state does not provide >
New charter school approved
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Apr 17, 5:21 AM: The N.C Charter School Advisory Board has granted tentative approval to a new charter school that plans to open in Nash County in fall 2018.
State board rejects Morrisville charter school’s plan
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Apr 13, 6:28 AM: A state board has narrowly rejected Kaleidoscope Charter High School’s application, but supporters aren’t giving up hope that the school could open in Morrisville in the fall of 2018.
The color of choice: Local charter schools offer options, with trade-offs
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Apr 10, 6:27 AM: Amid the continuing debate over school choice and whether North Carolina should even allow charter schools, people on both sides of the issue seem to agree that Buncombe County’s five charters stand apart from their counterparts >

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