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National School Choice Week: About 20% of N.C. students choose private, charter or homeschools
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Jan 28, 6:04 AM: The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
With so many options, schools are wooing Wake families as application deadlines near
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Jan 20, 6:39 AM: The Wake County school system is facing competition from charter schools, private schools and homeschooling for the more than 200,000 K-12 students who live in the area.
As state budget stalls, NC teachers gauge appetite for statewide strike
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Jan 17, 8:43 AM: While North Carolina law bans public school teachers from striking, statewide educator groups are gauging teachers’ appetites for extended collective work stoppages.
Opinion: Harassment and school choice
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Jan 15, 8:13 AM: Arguments about school choice often focus on academic outcomes. That makes sense. But the case for increased parental access to choice involves more than just academics. In some cases, parents seek alternatives to schools >
Opinion: Dispute over charter school denying opportunity to students
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Jan 14, 8:22 AM: Recently, an editorial appeared that stated Old Main STREAM Academy could leak into the District 47 election. The main impetus for this charter school was to provide educational choice for students and parents in Robeson >
NC Charter School Academic Ratings Raise Board of Education Questions
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Jan 9, 8:46 AM: North Carolina’s charter schools are seeing troubling trends in academic performance, even as their popularity grows.
Mecklenburg's Charter Boom Keeps Going, Tops CMS Forecast
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Jan 9, 7:40 AM: Mecklenburg County's charter school enrollment grew to 21,028 this year, an even bigger increase than Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools budgeted for.
Charter school conversation could leak into District 47 election
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Jan 9, 6:37 AM: But to the point of today’s Our View: Oxendine, perhaps by no choice, has become a key figure in an effort, stymied so far, to locate a charter school in Pembroke that would target American Indian students, although it >
Column: School District Argues 'Half Truths' About Charter Schools
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Jan 8, 7:45 AM:

It’s becoming something of a seasonal space-filling ritual for The Pilot to air the complaint of Moore County Schools about the impact of charter school enrollment on its budget. The Dec. 8 story “With Student Growth, >

Proposed Asheville charter school to focus on black, low-income students
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Jan 8, 7:37 AM: PEAK looks to aggressively address race and income-based academic disparities among Asheville students. Throughoutits application, PEAK rebukes Asheville City Schools and the broad gap in academic outcomes between the >
NC charter schools are 'trying to be even more intentional' about diversity. The state will be tracking their efforts
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Jan 7, 8:13 AM: North Carolina charter schools are "trying to be even more intentional" about enrolling more economically diverse students, the head of North Carolina's Charter Schools Advisory Board said during a meeting last month. >
East Charlotte private school closure leaves families stranded in middle of the year
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Jan 7, 7:30 AM: The sudden closure of an east Charlotte private school, where most students received state vouchers to cover tuition costs, has left families scrambling to find a new placement in the middle of the year.
Report looked at racial impact of NC charter schools. That section is being removed.
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Jan 6, 9:47 AM: Portions of a new state report that questioned how much North Carolina’s charter schools may be contributing to racial segregation have been edited out.
Oxendine outlines path for charter school
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Jan 3, 8:01 AM: State Board of Education member Olivia Oxendine extended an offer this week to help a proposed Pembroke-based charter school, whose application was rejected by the state late last year.
Board: 'Misleading' parts of NC charter schools report should be changed so it's not 'blown way out of proportion'
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Jan 3, 7:59 AM: Some portions of North Carolina's annual charter schools report are "misleading" and should be removed or reworked so the information does not "get blown way out of proportion" when the report is presented to the State >
CMS school choice lottery results are arriving soon. Here’s what you need to know.
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Dec 27, 6:41 AM: In the last weeks of the calendar year, CMS conducts the first round of its school choice lottery. It’s the process for assigning students seats in the complex and sprawling system of magnet programs in the district. There >
Dan Forest: North Carolina must start putting students first in education
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Dec 23, 7:57 AM: Excellent education options come in many flavors: traditional public, charter public, private, parochial and home school. Parents should have the freedom to choose the option that is best for their children, not just the >
DPS concerned charter school leaders are out for “business opportunity”
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Dec 20, 7:08 AM: Another charter school could be coming to Durham, and this concerns some leaders in Durham Public Schools.
Durham school threatened with closure makes big turnaround
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Dec 11, 8:03 AM: The school's charter was set to expire in 2020, but now Kestrel Heights is one of only five charter schools in the state to be recommended for a 10-year renewal by the State Board of Education. That's the longest amount of >
Editorial: Some students will need East’s Virtual Academy
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Dec 11, 7:36 AM: If executed well, the Virtual Academy can serve as a good example of ways Rowan-Salisbury Schools can use its renewal flexibility for the better. The Virtual Academy will offer an online-only diploma option as well as the >

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