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Virtual Academy provides learning options
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Jul 1, 6:09 AM: What started as a way to simply offer more educational choices to Northampton County families will also become another option for families concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Lincoln Charter Schools counselors continue services for students into the summer
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Jun 24, 7:36 AM: School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that the needs of students have stopped. In light of the coronavirus upheaval and continued unknowns, the needs are even more pronounced. Almost as soon as schools closed >
This Asheville school demolished the race-based achievement gap. What happened to it?
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Jun 22, 8:03 AM: Opened in 2002 in a majority white city, KIPP Asheville Youth Academy taught 90% students of color, many living in the city’s low-income housing developments.
Editorial: State teacher’s union leader is tone deaf to fiscal challenges
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Jun 22, 7:32 AM: Mark Jewell, president of the North Carolina teacher’s union, NCAE, proved his disconnect from reality and his lack of concern for the state and its citizens this week as he criticized legislative action providing a $350 >
Some families won’t return when schools reopen. Wake wants to give them online option.
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Jun 17, 6:56 AM: The Wake County school system plans to offer a virtual school option this fall for students who don’t feel comfortable returning to campus during the coronavirus pandemic.
Opinion: Why NC needs to hit the pause on school choice until we meet students’ basic needs
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Jun 10, 6:46 AM: Few would dispute that North Carolina’s public schools currently find themselves in a hole. Over the past decade, Raleigh’s lawmakers have chosen to prioritize tax cuts for the rich over investing in our students. >
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to start Virtual Academy
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Jun 4, 6:29 AM: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has given its approval to a new virtual option for students for the 2020-2021 school year. The WS/FCS Virtual Academy is designed to provide k-12 students with a >
Some N.C. lawmakers say COVID-19 aid should mean tax credits for private school families
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Jun 1, 5:56 AM: North Carolina families who send their children to private schools or who homeschool them could get tax credits under legislation that state lawmakers say provides coronavirus relief.
Perspective: NC charters are positioned to respond to hard times in education
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May 27, 7:49 AM: As educators and charter school leaders, we have seen our colleagues address the needs and insecurities of their students, families and communities across the state. Since early April, charter schools have converted their >
Opinion: Education debate need not be vicious
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May 13, 6:41 AM: For state policymakers, few decisions will be as challenging, or as broadly consequential, as those involving elementary and secondary education. For many North Carolina parents, Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order wasn’t >
Perspective | Teacher diversity: Another charter school advantage in North Carolina
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May 6, 7:13 AM: North Carolina’s push to increase teacher diversity is a welcome development. As the state looks for ways to recruit more teachers of color, it can take lessons from the successes of its high-performing public charter >
NC Schools Will Reopen Early, Add 5 Days; More Pay Still In Question
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May 5, 6:16 AM: All North Carolina public schools will reopen Aug. 17 -- and add five days to the school year -- as part of a COVID-19 response plan signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday.
Municipal charter bill for Mecklenburg County towns is unconstitutional, lawsuit alleges
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May 4, 7:33 AM: Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parents and the NAACP are suing to challenge a 2018 law that allows four Mecklenburg County towns to start their own charter schools.
Suit challenges power of 4 N.C. towns to run charter schools
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May 1, 6:27 AM: A state law that allows four Charlotte-area municipalities to operate charter schools was challenged in North Carolina court on Thursday, alleging they would exacerbate racial segregation if allowed to open. >
Local private, charter schools navigate COVID-19 pandemic
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May 1, 6:13 AM: Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive orders concerning the COVID-19 pandemic up to this point have given direction to public schools, but it leaves room for interpretation for the other forms of education in the state. >
Charter school, church help feed families
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Apr 30, 7:40 AM: As North Carolina public schools remain closed, Rocky Mount Prep and Greater Joy Church teamed up to provide meals to local residents in collaboration with Marketing With a Twist and The Food Bank of Eastern North >
Some N.C. Charter Schools left out of CARES Act funding
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Apr 23, 7:01 AM: At an emergency meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education, a breakdown of federal funds the state will receive revealed a number of the state’s public charter schools would receive no money. >
Durham charter school students lacking laptops, teacher adjusting to obstacle
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Apr 20, 6:49 AM: While the elementary kids without laptops are given physical educational material, Sewell says it's tough to really teach new topics over the phone.
School at home harder for some, when technology is unaffordable luxury
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Apr 15, 7:40 AM: Keeping kids learning while they're stuck at home has proven to be pretty challenging for teachers and parents, alike, and that's even when you have all the tools and gadgets to do virtual schooling. Not everyone does >
Online learning forces educators to reckon with inequalities in tech resources
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Apr 10, 8:26 AM: But learning at home could prove to be difficult for students from lower-income households. According to Education Week, the achievement gap is the difference in academic performance between groups of students, such as >

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