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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 >
Durham charter school loses appeal; high school must close
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Apr 7, 5:33 AM: The State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to close the high school as punishment for giving unearned diplomas to 40 percent of its students in the past eight years.
DeVos promotes school vouchers during Fort Bragg visit
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Apr 4, 7:28 AM: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, while visiting a primary school on the Army base, voiced support for allowing some children in military families to use federal vouchers to attend schools they choose.
DPS could see financial boon with Discovery Charter’s delayed opening
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Mar 31, 4:41 AM: The delayed opening of Discovery Charter middle school could mean a financial boon of more than $1 million if all 350 students that were projected to enroll in the public charter school instead attend Durham Public Schools in the >
Charter school launches first senior class
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

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