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Opportunity Scholarship defenders boost case for moving challenge to three-judge panel
Mar 31, 8:05 AM: The legal fight over North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program focuses now on whether a single judge or a three-judge panel should hear the case. Lawyers for the state and the scholarships’ parent supporters have >
Raleigh Charter High School senior receives nearly $1 million in scholarships
Mar 28, 8:12 AM: To say that the 17-year-old Amaya Williams keeps herself busy is an understatement. Aside from being a senior at Raleigh Charter High School, she’s a cheerleader and is chair of the North Carolina State Youth Council. >
Despite a return to in-person learning CMS 3rd-graders falling behind
Mar 24, 8:01 AM: Preliminary reports show Black and Hispanic 3rd graders at CMS have the lowest amount of students on track in English Language Arts.
Upstate charter school offers unique experience
Mar 23, 6:15 AM: Is your child interested in learning a second language? A Greenville charter school is offering something that’s rare in South Carolina and enrollment is open for next year.
Local charter school teacher recognized for efforts
Mar 21, 8:10 AM: North East Carolina Preparatory School upper school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Amber Nead was recognized in February during the N.C. Charter Schools board meeting as the 2022 Runner-Up Burroughs Wellcome Fund >
Opportunity Scholarship defenders seek to block opponents’ legal maneuvers
Mar 18, 6:12 AM: The Opportunity Scholarship Program now helps more than 20,000 students from low-income families enroll in more than 500 private schools. With a larger available scholarship and expanded income eligibility in 2022-23, the >
Dems says too many private, homeschool parents on Truitt’s advisory board
Mar 9, 9:37 AM: Democratic members of the N.C. State Board of Education have their sights set on Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt, saying Truitt was putting too many parents from schools of choice on a new >
Homeschooling oversight: With over 100,000 students in home school, NC lawmakers consider increased tracking
Mar 9, 8:54 AM: Homeschooling in North Carolina saw a big jump during the pandemic, with about one in 10 students now schooled at home.
Pandemic had negative impact on test scores for all students in NC, new DPI report finds
Mar 3, 7:29 AM: The State Board of Education heard a long awaited report today on learning loss in North Carolina that resulted from the pandemic.
Virtual academies could disappear across NC schools next year
Mar 2, 9:31 AM: Public school district virtual academies will disappear across North Carolina next year, unless the districts spin up new schools that are exclusively virtual.
Advisory committee seeks to give parents a voice in their children’s education
Feb 25, 8:43 AM: Parents across North Carolina want their voices heard on what’s best for their children, especially after two years of lockdowns, mask mandates, and changing curriculum.
Superintendent Truitt announces formation of Parent Advisory Commission
Feb 24, 8:37 AM: N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt is launching a new Parent Advisory Commission to elevate the voice of parents in students’ education.
Column: When schools compete, students win
Feb 18, 6:57 AM: Those of us who advocate educational freedom bring a variety of assumptions and objectives to the cause. We don’t all make the same arguments and favor the same policies. What we share is a common belief that students will >
Their N.C. School District Was Pandemic-Ready. Here’s Why
Feb 16, 9:42 AM: There are probably no tarot cards or crystal balls in the central office of North Carolina’s Union County school district. But you could be forgiven for thinking that someone there has a sixth sense about the future. The >
Wake schools enrollment stays below pre-pandemic levels, losing students to homeschooling and attendance violations
Feb 10, 10:03 AM: The Wake County Public School System continues to lose students, and officials expect that to continue long after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enrollment drop from pre-pandemic levels means the school system >
NC State Board of Education alters paid leave policy for teachers after backlash, but not everyone is pleased
Feb 4, 10:20 AM: The State Board of Education took away school districts' ability to determine what an acceptable reason is for taking personal leave on most days.
Shelby charter school preparing for $15 million expansion
Feb 4, 10:14 AM: Pinnacle Classical Academy plans to double the footprint of its upper campus over the next year. The public charter school has received a $15 million fixed-interest loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to >
‘They need to be very deliberate:’ State education leaders, general assembly discuss remaining federal COVID funding for schools
Feb 2, 6:24 AM: Billions of dollars of federal COVID funding for schools remains untouched, now state lawmakers are working to understand how school districts can spend it.
Civitas poll: 61% of likely voters back N.C.’s Opportunity Scholarship Program
Jan 28, 7:17 AM: Support for the Opportunity Scholarship Program stands at 61%, according to a new Civitas Poll of likely voters presented by the John Locke Foundation.
NC education funding should serve students, not systems
Jan 25, 7:49 AM: Regardless of opinion on public or nonpublic schools, we must be united in this: Every North Carolina student deserves the best environment to learn that we can deliver, regardless of their zip code. It’s time for >



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