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Asheville City Schools must pay 3 charter schools
Mar 3, 6:43 AM:

Complications of charter school funding on display here, involving district not paying part of sales tax to charters. Two cases, similar in that school district underpaid charters, are in court. Exactly what is it about >

Possible charter school growth troubles Becoats
Mar 2, 7:32 AM:

Wondering if this is supposed to be a column for Super of Durham Public Schools who is not thrilled with the prospect of charters coming to his turf. Bill is in NC Legislature to end cap on charters. Super especially >

Parents plead for parity among Raleigh schools
Feb 28, 10:07 AM:

Parents of students at under-enrolled NC elementary voice concerns of deficient resources to Wake Co. Superintendent. Reversal of diversity policy exacerbates issue, but no info on why enrollment declining prior to move. >

Stretched - Charter school expansion good, timing isn't.
Feb 25, 8:37 AM:

Expansion of charter schools in NC good. Not so good is removing cap when budget is tight. Budgets always tight, so hard to follow that line of reasoning. Also, buying line that money for charters damages public >

Charter school bill that removes 100-school cap approved by North Carolina Senate - WGHP
Feb 24, 11:05 AM:

State Senate tentatively approves bill lifting 100-school charter cap. Measure failed to earn bipartisan support after GOP majority defeated Dem amendments ensuring at-risk children equal access to alternative public >

Charter school bill approved by NC Senate |
Feb 24, 9:57 AM:

NC bill eliminating charter cap tentatively approved despite lack of bipartisan support; paves way for increase in school choice. Political struggle addressed but short on bill details. Does bill plan for funding >

Charter school bill returning to NC Senate floor
Feb 23, 12:11 PM:

As NC prepares to lift number cap on charter schools and create a separate charter commission, it would be nice to know how the changes are likely to impact the number and quality of charter schools. Look to other states >

The Charter School Coin Has Two Sides
Feb 23, 10:17 AM:

Pilot editor believes charters drain best kids from public schools, discusses school choice merely on political level. Didn't question why students exiting in first place -- less-than-stellar opportunities to blame. >

School jobs are still at stake
Feb 21, 10:43 AM:

Federal stimulus helped save teacher jobs, but delayed inevitable budget shortcomings and forestalled necessary reform discussions. Refreshing take on issue -- harsh realities must be dealt with in terms of what's best >

Local leaders oppose raising charter cap
Feb 21, 9:11 AM:

NC legislators introduce a bill to remove a cap on charters schools and open charters to additional sources of state revenue. Mentions cap removal was a major GOP issue in 2010 elections.  But the focus is on opponents >

Perdue protects education in new budget proposal
Feb 18, 11:25 AM:

NC Gov. Bev Purdue proposed a new budget that aims to close the state's deficit while protecting Ed funding. GOP leaders predict some ed cuts in the legislature's bill, say money alone isn't the answer. Ed conflict lost >

Senior projects get support
Feb 17, 12:27 PM:

Senior projects could become district-wide requirement in Guilford County, NC. Goal is to help students explore career options or college-like research, but no indication as to why one project is best way to do this and >

NC charter school changes approved by Senate panel
Feb 17, 9:39 AM:

Divided State Senate ed committee approves measure to end current law allowing only 100 charters. Opposition and support for ending charter cap well documented here, and lack of nonacademic facilities at some charters. >

Republicans Push School Choice
Feb 16, 9:59 AM:

NC legislation could lift charter cap and institute tax credits. Take-away opines result is poor children left in weakened public schools, yet charters often serve economically disadvantaged students otherwise stuck in >

Moores Two Charter Schools Have Faced Major Problems
Feb 14, 11:14 AM:

NC school granted renewal after demonstrating 70% proficiency level. Report why renewal was denied in the first place. No substantial information on problems other school has faced.

Marchers target Wake County's change in busing policy
Feb 14, 10:46 AM:

Rally in Raleigh protests Wake County's vote to end the district's busing-for-diversity policy. Needed here is an explanation for the reasoning behind the board's actions.


Debate on fairness ensues in Asheville area as North Carolina lawmakers plan to lift cap on charter schools
Feb 14, 9:48 AM:

Dispute over tax credits and lifting charter cap. Negatives dominate reporting -- no word on how when state can expect this to be resolved.

NC looks to lower rate of school suspensions
Feb 11, 1:58 PM:

NC students are suspended at the third-highest rate in the US, with black students suspended far more than others. Data from several counties across the state, but no comparison to other states. 

Wednesday at the NC General Assembly
Feb 10, 11:10 AM:

Push to lift charter cap faces less opposition since N.C. General Assembly switch to GOP. Lets stop politicizing the charter war and focus the discussion around student achievement.

NC virtual public school among fastest growing in US
Feb 10, 10:04 AM:

Nothing but high praise for N.C.'s booming virtual public schools. Program solves most practical concerns, but what about the real question: how's the quality of the education?



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