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Parents voice concerns to charter school board
Nov 15, 8:04 AM: About 30 parents showed up to Wednesday’s meeting of the Rocky Mount Prep Board of Trustees to hear updates about the school and to share concerns about high school academics and recent fights at the school. >
The gap between NC urban and rural interests just grew wider
Nov 12, 8:31 AM: North Carolina’s urban-rural divide became a chasm in this month’s election — at least in the state legislature. Republicans suffered huge losses in urban counties, likely leaving the party with only two or three >
State revokes school’s charter
Nov 12, 7:03 AM: The newest charter school in the Twin Counties may be closing soon after its charter was revoked by the state.
Suburban boundary changes would bring upheaval. CMS board says it won’t do that.
Nov 8, 7:33 AM: Aligning Charlotte-Mecklenburg school boundaries with town limits would require moving thousands of students who now cross municipal lines, according to a report presented to the school board Wednesday.
Wayne County school leaders cite “great dismay” about Innovative School District takeover
Nov 8, 6:37 AM: In a recent letter to North Carolina officials, school system leaders in Wayne County expressed “serious concerns and great dismay” about the potential takeover of a struggling elementary school by the state’s >
N.C. wins grants to expand charter school opportunities
Nov 5, 5:38 AM: North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities.
Editorial: People keep moving here. We need the Wake schools bond.
Oct 26, 5:16 AM: In North Carolina, the responsibility for providing school buildings for our students rests with the county, not the state. Rapid growth and the need to update aging buildings requires an ongoing facilities plan. The most >
Townships Form New Committees To Address Charter Schools
Oct 24, 6:10 AM: Matthews commissioners have approved a new education committee, making it the third township to do so as the debate about municipal charter schools continues.
Lt. Gov. Forest sees personalized learning first-hand at Shuford
Oct 24, 5:53 AM: This format allows the teacher to focus on the students who need a little more attention and the teacher can see how to direct those efforts. Every classroom in Shuford Elementary works in this way.
New twist on town charter flap: Did lawmaker offer CMS a favor if they’d fire one man?
Oct 18, 6:24 AM: Three top Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said Tuesday that state Rep. Bill Brawley offered early this year to kill a controversial town charter bill if CMS would fire its governmental liaison.
Column: Tell the truth about our schools
Oct 17, 7:10 AM: So, if we know that what happens in schools is only partially responsible for how students perform, and that measuring inputs isn’t the same as measuring outcomes, then why in the world would we rank education systems >
Editorial: CMS school board gets burned for sneaking around on the public
Oct 15, 6:12 AM: But Helms’s report, which relied on more than 450 pages of correspondence, drafts and memos between school board members and CMS officials, carries another lesson that the school board has long needed to learn: It doesn’t >
NC aims to get bright students into advanced classes. But Wake says law falls short.
Oct 10, 5:29 AM: A new state law designed to ensure that high-scoring students aren’t skipped over for advanced classes is drawing complaints from North Carolina’s largest school system that the legislation is difficult to carry out. >
Local kids get primary education online through Connections Academy
Oct 9, 6:21 AM: Colleges and universities have been trending into the online space for years. Now some families are taking their children’s primary education into the digital space. In North Carolina, the NC Connections Academy offers a >
Pender County’s first charter school wants to open in 2020
Oct 4, 5:53 AM: If approved, TeamCFA: Pender would open with 450 students in grades kindergarten through sixth, growing over five years to 900 students and adding seventh and eighth grades. Public charter schools in North Carolina receive >
As charter school enrollment increases, 35 new ones want to open in NC in 2020
Oct 3, 5:28 AM: The State Office of Charter School announced Tuesday that 35 schools in 19 counties had met this year’s application deadline to try to open in the 2020-21 school year. The deadline had been extended from Friday to Monday >
'College was not even an option': UNC system promises a more affordable future
Oct 3, 5:25 AM: The UNC system is taking new measures to improve college affordability for North Carolina students with the “We Promise” campaign announced Monday. The initiative focuses on informing the public about the affordable >
NC vouchers displaced this Charlotte charity. Its new cause: Early childhood care.
Oct 3, 4:50 AM: When the Children’s Scholarship Fund opened in Charlotte in 1999 it was a pioneer in the field of school choice, using private donations to help parents of modest means send their kids to private schools. These days North >
Charter Schools' Enrollment, Funding on the Rise
Oct 2, 5:47 AM: Moore County Schools’ enrollment hit an all-time high in 2013 and 2014 with nearly 12,900 students, but has fallen off in the years since. That’s generally been attributed to the selection of private and public charter >
Not diverse enough? One of NC’s oldest charter schools wants more low-income students.
Oct 1, 5:02 AM: The Exploris School is one of North Carolina’s oldest and most popular charter schools, yet leaders of the downtown Raleigh school say they have a problem. They are concerned that their largely white and affluent student >



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