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Restart schools eye more flexibility
Mar 23, 5:12 AM: As River Road Middle School and Pasquotank Elementary School near the three-quarter mark of their first year under the “restart” school reform model, both are eyeing changes to staffing and school organization for next >
Smaller class sizes, charter schools squeezing Chapel Hill-Carrboro school funding
Mar 21, 6:08 AM: State-mandated lower class sizes and charter schools are putting the squeeze on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board’s budget.
After years of struggles, more than 100 NC schools hope new program will lead to success
Mar 20, 7:05 AM: The school autonomy is by design. The Restart program relies on the premise that schools know what is best for their students and should be granted flexibility to make changes. The principles of the model are similar to >
Company tied to rich donor recommended to take over low-performing NC school
Mar 20, 5:46 AM: A company tied to a wealthy libertarian donor who helped pass a state law allowing the takeover of low-performing North Carolina schools is now being recommended to run one of those schools.
In NC, some low-performing schools get flexibility to help struggling students
Mar 19, 7:27 AM: For the past two years, some North Carolina schools have embarked on an experiment that could herald a new era in the state’s public school system. In a state where the education system typically operates from the top >
Private school enrollment doubles
Mar 19, 5:43 AM: Thanks largely to word of mouth from parents happy with their child’s experience and an assist from the state’s school voucher program, a private school in Elizabeth City has doubled its enrollment in the past three >
Charter Schools Face Challenges Collaborating With Traditional Public Schools
Mar 19, 5:21 AM:

There are now 173 charter schools in North Carolina.  After the General Assembly lifted the cap of 100 in 2010, the number of public charter schools soared.  In the past four years, four new charter schools opened in >

NC should close charter schools that aren't diverse, new report says
Mar 19, 4:45 AM: North Carolina's traditional public schools are becoming more segregated and charter schools are partly to blame, according to a new report from the left-leaning N.C. Justice Center.
Academy of Innovation gets the OK
Mar 14, 4:48 AM: North Carolina has 160 CIHS in the state, and the idea has been around for about 13 years, Davis said. She has previously worked with two innovative schools in her career. McDowell Early College is considered a CIHS, and >
School board discusses offering courses to homeschoolers
Mar 9, 6:16 AM: Stokes County School Board is looking at options to increase possible enrollment and may have found it by offering courses to homeschoolers through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS).
NC charter school leader: Public schools ‘milking’ federal school lunch program
Mar 6, 7:06 AM: A charter school advocate who helps North Carolina pick which new charter schools should be approved is charging that traditional public schools are serving subsidized meals to students who don’t need them – such as >
Charter school funding fairness probed by legislative task force
Feb 27, 6:20 AM:

Currently, charter schools receive state funding directly from the General Assembly, but local funds go through the local school districts before they’re sent to charter schools. In the most recent task force meeting, >

Families face lottery to enroll students in Brunswick County charter school
Feb 26, 7:00 AM: Not every parent is so lucky.  Friday's lottery drawing was in front of a packed house of 260 families vying for 205 slots. That number is misleading, though, because there are a different number of slots open for each >
Charter schools could get more money if NC lawmakers overhaul K-12 funding system
Feb 23, 7:47 AM: Charter school supporters lobbied state lawmakers Thursday for more money at a time when charter schools and traditional public schools are arguing with each over about how much funding they receive.
NC school choice leader joins Betsy DeVos-founded group that promotes vouchers
Feb 16, 8:08 AM: One of the leaders in North Carolina’s school choice movement is changing jobs to take a leadership position in a national school choice advocacy group.
Legislature Slips School Voucher Change In Class Size Bill
Feb 15, 7:05 AM: Among those measures tucked into the bill is a major change to the state's newest school choice program. The provision greatly expands eligibility for the state's new Education Savings Account. The accounts are >
NC lawmakers will consider dividing school districts, including Wake County
Feb 14, 8:11 AM: State lawmakers will begin studying next week how to break up North Carolina school districts, potentially paving the way for splitting large school systems like Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
School vouchers, court size central to Cooper's latest court battle against lawmakers
Feb 12, 6:41 AM: Lawyers for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders were back in court Friday, battling over school voucher spending included in the state budget and a law trimming the size of the state Court of >
School switches from private Christian to public charter
Feb 8, 6:59 AM: The school is converting from a private Christian school to a public charter school, and if there are more applications than seats, the school will have to implement a lottery. A lottery could mean students who have been >
New research shows charter schools foster segregation
Feb 8, 6:46 AM: Are Charter schools fostering segregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools? According to a new study released by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA with researchers at UNC Charlotte, the >



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