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Parents speak out about Carolina International School
Mar 9, 4:58 PM:

Parents at NC school upset about lack of transparency with board actions. Reporting pits guardians against officials, citing snarky comments from principal that parents can leave if they're unhappy. True, but also true >

Bill on charter schools revised
Mar 9, 3:40 PM:

Another piece on NC's legislative battle over raising the charter school cap. Issue the same -- attachments to Senate version are problematic to some. We just don't hear much from the other side, yet again. And, >

Cumberland school board shows dislike for charter school bill
Mar 9, 3:25 PM:

Reports only on county school board's unanimous opposition to charter-cap bill based on attachements to the bill. Reads like an opinion piece, but isn't. One-eyed look at NC's raising-the-cap-on-charters debate. Someone >

Bill to enhance charter schools needs revision
Mar 9, 2:51 PM:

States that everyone backs raising charter cap, but paper opines that additional measures attached to Senate bill are out of control. Prefers Dem alternative that calls, for example, for teachers who work in >

Worst-case CMS plan: Cut 559 educators
Mar 9, 2:42 PM:

No one is happy about pending teacher and school personnel layoffs. Non-tenured teachers first to go, especially if they have performance rating issues. Complaint registered about the "woefully short" teacher evaluation >

Mar 9, 10:11 AM:

NC Legislature considers charter issues: funding, oversight, yearly license limit, forming charter commission -- with partisans grouping in predictable camps. Too superficial for more than a basic understanding of who >

Charter school bill is better, still needs work
Mar 9, 6:58 AM:

Legislation to raise caps of charters in NC tinkered with by Dems, GOP, and paper, which  lauds charter flexibility/innovation but weighs in on how to make charters more accountable and inclusive of children from >

Wake Co. Schools Superintendent Announces Student Assignment Taskforce
Mar 8, 3:41 PM:

Short piece announcing superintendent-assembled taskforce to work on student assignment plan for NC County. Information collected from community meetings will play a role -- although no hint as to how significant that >

Senator defends charter schools bill
Mar 7, 6:51 AM:

Unusual coverage of a state senator's honest appraisal of the opposition, working against the charter bill he wrote to expand NC's law. Lifting the cap and creating new path to approve charters is being challenged by >

Give me a chance, Tata pleads
Mar 4, 3:14 PM:

NC Superintendent invited to speak at youth group meeting on diversity policy. Reporting states he has to "plead" for public to give him chance to prove he is working in best interest of students. No idea why paper is >

Board wants charter bill vetoed
Mar 4, 1:18 PM:

North Carolina's legislature is working to balance funding and operational issues that have plagued charters there for years. Here, the only arguments come from resistant local school board members and are solely >

Senate agrees to drop school tests
Mar 4, 1:10 PM:

Thanks to State Senate, NC high schoolers no longer have to take end-of-year exams in algebra II, civics and economics, physical science, and U.S. history. Short piece forgets to mention rationale behind action, which is >

Perdue criticizes charters bill
Mar 4, 7:11 AM:

If you didn't know anything else about the issue, you'd think that charter schools were a partisan issue in the US and they are not public schools. Any second search would show you otherwise, but that was clearly not >

Charter bill changes sought by Asheville area schools
Mar 4, 6:06 AM:

Another board in NC county opposes charter bill because of funding fallacy. Funny how none of these reports argue that money should stay because schools are doing so well -- maybe because they aren't? Reporting reveals >

Wake cannot use subsidized-lunch data
Mar 3, 4:15 PM:

USDA tells NC county it can't use subsidized lunch data to assign students. Told that 70 districts across the U.S. still employ socioeconomic stratification, but no mention of impact. Hullabaloo over technicalities >

NC school dropout rate hits record low
Mar 3, 12:52 PM:

Report reveals NC high school dropout rate at lowest it's been since 1990's. Suspension/expulsion rate also fell, yet incidents of crime/violence increased. Surely the report gives rationale behind statistics, but >

Lawmakers favor dropping standardized tests
Mar 3, 12:07 PM:

NC Senate up next to debate dropping end-of-year standardized testing for 4 high school courses. Teaching to test argument big reason for supporting elimination, but what's wrong with teaching to a test if it's quality? >

Perdue concerned about charter school bill
Mar 3, 11:55 AM:

Gov. concerned that proposed legislation to lift charter cap could "strip the public schools of major amounts of resources" and lacks "a lot of accountability and in fact some transparency". Would've been helpful to >

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 >



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