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Charter school launches first senior class
Mar 29, 7:00 AM: The first senior class at North East Carolina Prep School already has won more than $1,200,000 in scholarship money as students head off to colleges in the fall.
Magnet schools in Cumberland County could provide options, retain students
Mar 21, 6:09 AM: Cumberland County Schools' plan seeking money to bring magnet schools to the area is rooted in more than just expanding educational opportunities for children.
Projected enrollment in Durham charter schools pushing 7,000 students
Mar 16, 5:50 AM: If projections hold, charter-school enrollment in Durham County will grow by 700 next school year, potentially pushing enrollment in the county’s soon-to-be 14 traditional charter schools to 7,000 students.
School board Chairman Mike Lee wants DPS to do a better job marketing schools
Mar 15, 6:43 AM: Lee noted that he frequently sees advertising on social media for Discovery Charter School, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.)-themed middle school planned for Northern Durham that’s expected to >
School board OKs charter restart for 11 schools
Mar 14, 6:00 AM: At its Monday work session, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education approved allowing 11 area schools to apply for a charter-like restart.
CMS magnet results: Waiting list almost doubles, but don’t lose hope yet
Mar 10, 6:52 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ revamped magnet lottery, designed to offer more options while boosting school diversity, led to an increase in students placed in magnet programs and an even bigger increase in families who didn’t get >
Kestrel Heights public charter school board to appeal state decision to close high school
Mar 9, 7:14 AM: The Kestrel Heights Board of Directors has voted to appeal a State Board of Education’s (SBE) order that it close its high school for at least three years because of diploma irregularities.
Smithfield schools seting example for collaboration
Mar 7, 6:52 AM: But together, Neuse Charter and its neighbor, Smithfield-Selma High School, are working together to leverage assets that ultimately benefit both schools and showcase a sense of cooperation to their student bodies.
Kestrel Heights Charter Loses Right To Run High School
Mar 3, 6:37 AM: State Board of Education members voted Thursday to revoke Kestrel Heights Charter School's right to serve high school students. The Durham K-12 charter school is on thin ice after it uncovered a long-running diploma >
New NC policy gives charter applicants 2 shots at approval
Mar 3, 6:23 AM: Charter school applications on the verge of State Board of Education rejection will get a second chance at life under a policy approved Thursday.
African-American legislators in NC voice support for school vouchers and charters
Mar 1, 6:15 AM: African-American state legislators voiced their support for charter schools and school vouchers at a news conference Tuesday, backing positions espoused most frequently by Republicans.
NC Voucher Program highlighted and questioned
Feb 28, 5:47 AM: North Carolina is using more than $44 million to fund the Opportunity Scholarship Program better known as a voucher program.
More Meck families choose charters, but CMS still dominates the school choice market
Feb 23, 6:08 AM: Almost 17,000 Mecklenburg County students attend charter schools this year, the highest number ever, according to a just-released tally from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Kaleidoscope Charter might get a second chance to make its case
Feb 22, 7:53 AM: The application for Kaleidoscope Charter High School has been rejected four times in recent years, including last month. But the board members behind what could become Morrisville’s first high school are optimistic it will be >
Durham charter school proposes punishment, urges state not to close high school
Feb 22, 7:34 AM: A Durham charter school is making another plea to the state to keep its high school open, despite giving out unearned diplomas to 160 students in the past eight years.
New CMS assignment twist: Transfer option could open doors for 27,000 students
Feb 22, 6:17 AM: Up to 27,000 students in 35 low-performing Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools could get a new path to transfer out, as school board members asked staff to prepare a revised policy to take effect this spring.
Gov. Roy Cooper’s teacher pay plan: Raises averaging 10 percent over next two years
Feb 21, 7:45 AM: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that his budget will call for 5 percent teacher raises on average this year and next – with a goal of raising pay to the national average in five years.
State superintendent touts innovation at schools
Feb 20, 7:27 AM: Johnson said the innovation he saw at West Charlotte is working and wants to bring what he saw back to Raleigh.
State renews prep school’s charter
Feb 20, 7:23 AM: The charter school, which began operations in 1997, is one of the oldest charter schools in the state, and the school’s most recent charter expires this year. School charter renewals can be awarded for 10-year, seven-year or >
Bill would change funding system for schools
Feb 15, 7:47 AM: North Carolina legislators are looking for a new way to budget public school dollars. A bill filed in both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly would create a task force to study new ways to distribute money among the state’s 115 >



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