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Editorial: Where’s the accountability for charter schools?
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May 24, 7:07 AM: Taxpayers should demand — and expect — accountability. At all levels of government, we elect representatives who must answer for their votes.
Career readiness program offers a fresh start
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May 23, 6:39 AM: Day, evening, and online classes are available through the College and Career Readiness department. Anyone interested in obtaining a High School Equivalency Diploma may choose from two convenient options: the traditional >
Editorial: Codding charter schools
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May 23, 5:13 AM: Remember when the state started its charter school experiment in the late 1990s? It sounded like a promising concept. Unfortunately, the state Senate seems bent on ruining what’s left of that good idea. >
Only low-performing schools can get charter-like flexibility. Wake says that ‘stinks.’
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May 22, 5:55 AM: Nineteen Wake County schools are blurring the lines between traditional public schools and charter schools with innovative calendars and grading systems, longer school days and specialized offerings that set them apart. >
Editorial: NC should pull the plug on virtual pre-K
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May 21, 7:01 AM: A provision in the proposed House budget would establish a 3-year pilot program to deliver Pre-K education at home via computer to what it terms “at risk” four-year-olds.
Rock Hill charter school sets starting teacher pay above SC, national average.
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May 21, 5:22 AM: York Prep’s leaders have been developing the package, dubbed #40forall, for a year, according to a release from the school. Along with the starting pay, York Prep approved salary increases for other teachers and a >
Column: School voucher program lacks accountability
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May 17, 5:56 AM: Since its inception, North Carolina’s school voucher program has suffered from a stunning lack of transparency and accountability that should safeguard the public’s investment in private schools. >
Fact check: NC Democrat says there’s ‘no wait list’ for school vouchers
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May 16, 6:06 AM: During debates, a pair of Mecklenburg County Democrats suggested program expansion isn’t needed. Sen. Jeff Jackson tweeted that “demand has been low.” Sen. Natasha Marcus, meanwhile, said during a floor speech that there’s >
Opinion: Opportunity Scholarships Comes From “Our Tax Money” Too
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May 15, 7:24 AM: These families are taxpayers, too. But CBC is protecting systems and the status quo, playing politics, and demonizing educational choice.
Online Charter School Gets Approval To Sever Ties With Management Company
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May 14, 7:30 AM: An online public charter school that serves more than 2,400 students across North Carolina will be allowed to end its contract with its for-profit management company. On Monday, state board of education members approved >
Column: Promising bills focus on educational outcomes
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May 14, 7:08 AM: Amid the hoopla surrounding educational inputs in North Carolina, it's nice to hear some state lawmakers focusing attention on educational outcomes.
NC Republicans reveal their true colors on school vouchers
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May 13, 5:14 AM: Six years ago, when N.C. Republicans launched the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, the public education community was rightly troubled. The program gave low-income North Carolina families $4,200 to pay for private >
Editorial: Private school vouchers to be even more open to corruption, waste
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May 10, 5:47 AM: Let us be clear, we DO NOT oppose private school vouchers. We DO strongly believe there should be reasonable and responsible accountability and transparency in how these tax dollars are spent. It is tragically lacking >
NC’s 2 virtual charters are low performing. But they could be allowed to get more students.
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May 9, 6:50 AM: The N.C. Senate voted 25-18 on Wednesday to lift the enrollment cap of 2,592 students at each virtual charter, letting them grow by 20 percent a year. Supporters argued that the virtual charters should be allowed to accept >
Should a family making $70,000 get a private school voucher? Some NC lawmakers say yes.
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May 9, 6:15 AM: Millions of dollars go unspent annually in a state program paying for students to attend private schools. So some North Carolina lawmakers want to expand who is eligible to receive vouchers.
With ‘grave concerns,’ board backs letting NC virtual charter leave national company
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May 7, 6:32 AM: A state board is reluctantly backing efforts by leaders of a North Carolina virtual charter school to break away from a for-profit company that’s paid millions of dollars a year to educate more than 2,400 students. >
Five new charter schools are proposed in Wake. Some critics fear that’s too many.
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May 3, 5:31 AM: Wake County could see another major expansion in charter schools that is thrilling school-choice advocates but worrying school district and PTA leaders.
North Carolina teachers will rally again in capital to press demands
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May 1, 7:40 AM: North Carolina teachers didn’t win the pay hikes and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital, but they believe their activism helped elect a more sympathetic >
26 school districts cancel class ahead of teacher rally in downtown Raleigh
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Apr 25, 7:32 AM: So far, 26 school districts and several charter schools have announced that they have canceled classes on May 1 because of the number of teachers expected to be absent.
Lincoln Charter students help restore vets graves
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Apr 25, 7:27 AM: Six eighth graders from Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus took part in Operation Restore Dignity, a project to restore veteran’s grave markers.

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