North Carolina


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Preschool programs may be merged
Mar 18, 3:23 PM:

NC lawmakers are considering a merger between two early childhood programs -- More At Four and Smart Start, which was started by former Gov Hunt. Good historical background of both programs, but in the end, wonder if >

GOP Adds Free Lunch and Transportation to Charter School Bill
Mar 18, 1:10 PM:

Thorough explanation of most recent version of NC's charter school bill. Composition of hearing proceedings thoughtfully pits Dems' discontent with support for current provisions. Multiple examples provide comprehensive >

Bill would open participation
Mar 18, 6:12 AM:

Proposal to permit charter, home-school or private school students to participate in public school athletics. Gives students chance to be active and athletically social if their own school of choice doesn't have a >

Charter call-out
Mar 17, 6:19 AM:

Editorial speaks against charters and the bill to lift cap and create new authorizing commission in NC. Opposes the very definition of a charter school and believes they receive too many freedoms that go against original >

Charter school cap shift advances
Mar 16, 6:48 AM:

Original bill seeking to lift cap on NC charters has watered down twice, but Dems still aren't happy. They've still got a beef over legislation creating a separate governing board for charters, claiming this second >

Editorial: Not Wisconsin
Mar 16, 6:33 AM:

Editorial doesn't want NC to become the next WI. Lists potential conflicts, such as Dem gov's reluctance to reduce teacher pay versus GOP's refusal to increase taxes. Coverage isn't solely about education, but we can't >

Feds Differ on Release of School Lunch Data
Mar 15, 3:54 PM:

Revisits old news spurred a few weeks ago from USDA email to NC county reinforcing that it's illegal to use lunch data for student assignment. Entire focus is on details of unresolved issue. Don't you think your readers >

In Asheville, Gov. Perdue vows no retreat on schools
Mar 15, 6:29 AM:

NC gov mentions education at tourism conference -- says education has transformed state's economy. She balks at per-pupil spending and teacher salary figures that have fallen in national ranks. Says budget cuts will >

Charter school bill gets NC House panel debate
Mar 15, 5:47 AM:

NC Legislature grappling over who's in charge of issuing charter licenses -- School Board or new state charter school commission. Dems back board. Senate bill has no cap on vouchers, Dems in house want limit to 50. What >

County school systems devise plans to spend Race to the Top funds
Mar 14, 4:53 PM:

Three NC school districts receiving millions in "Race to the Top" funding are now deciding where to spend the money. They must focus on meeting four specific state goals: "great teachers and principals, quality standards >

Parents in Corolla pin hopes on charter school bill
Mar 14, 5:42 AM:

Most students in Corolla ride a bus two hours each way to get to school. But, that could change if state lawmakers approve a measure allowing more than 100 charter schools. The town just missed getting the final slot >

Charter schools showdown
Mar 11, 6:34 AM:

Gov. may veto bill to lift 100-school cap on charters -- but if she does, will the legislature vote to override? None of the House Democrats needed to do so have endorsed a provision to remove oversight from the state Ed >

Senate bill on charters would harm public education
Mar 11, 6:24 AM:

Editorial slams provisions in Senate Bill 8 (except for lifting 100 school cap) -- the NC charter bill. Opines provisions will increase segregation in schools, and create more bureaucracy. Um, HELLO, a separate oversight >

Grade deflation
Mar 11, 6:15 AM:

Points with alarm to declining NC expenditures for education as a slippery slope on achievement. Some areas needing attention will get it, editorial says, because state officials won a $400 million federal Race to the >

N.C. falls to 46th in per-pupil spending
Mar 10, 7:38 AM:

Report from teachers group says NC dropped to 46th in per-pupil spending. More talk of losing money without anything about tying funds to quality -- losing money doesn't have to be bad if you're cutting ineffective >

School Board Fears Charter School Bill
Mar 10, 6:03 AM:

NC county board meeting turned heated debate on state charter bill. Given explanation of how charters work as well as background on both sides of argument. Also highlights weaknesses in current law that legislation would >

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 >



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