North Carolina


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Tempers flare over hiking cap on charters
Apr 8, 6:12 AM:

NC Dems and Repubs argue over charter bill that would increase cap. Bill's seen lots of changes, but no one's happy now. New bill adds requirements to charters without fully eliminating cap. Segregation, poverty issues >

School choice backers excited
Apr 8, 6:07 AM:

Bill to change NC charter law moved through House, final vote expected next week. Concerns about lifting cap too quickly and segregating students. Look at other states with no cap to see how they managed more >

Rutherford County Students Recruited to Oppose Charter School Bill
Apr 7, 4:13 PM:

In NC, anti-charter legislation emails sent from school email accounts raises questions. Artful demonstration of conflicting laws regulating political activity of state workers since assumption is teachers are pushing >

NC charter school overhaul bill back in committee
Apr 6, 9:22 AM:

Bill to eliminate charter school cap and add additional authorizer continues to be compromised to appease opponents. Charter commission to only advise state board on approvals/closures and not have independent power.


Editorial: Standards - Britt, Smith show how to fix schools.
Apr 4, 2:51 PM:

NC editorial maintains high expectations and strong leadership are key to fixing schools, saying more money and charter schools won't make much difference. Why throw charters out when they often have the characteristics >

Parents, students gather for IDEA's first lottery | gather, idea, lottery - ENCToday
Apr 4, 9:25 AM:

Edinburg district offers limited space for parents and students seeking charter school spots in IDEA's first public lottery. What other choice options exist in the area. 


Why is the demand so high? Whats' the scoop >

Charter school bill to come up for vote
Mar 31, 5:52 AM:

NC lawmaker talks about problems he sees with SB 8 -- a bill to eliminate state’s charter cap and allow for growth. Concerned mostly with money. Many of his statements could be refuted with research not used here.


State education lottery celebrates fifth anniversary
Mar 30, 9:20 AM:

NC Education Lottery raised $1.75 billion in last 5 years, about 40% earmarked for construction. Many stats but needs a look at what percentage of statewide and local education funding this contributes.


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Charter school amendments hurt GOP bill
Mar 28, 11:00 AM:

Editorial doesn't mean don't do your homework. No mention of why first proposal had to be tweaked in first place. Also, why are you feeding myth that charters siphon money from traditional schools? Newsflash: they're >

Change on tap at educator summit
Mar 25, 4:48 PM:

NC holds summit on public ed. Talks changes and challenges in getting kids college/career ready. No specifics on plan, only quotes touting traditional system. Anyone realize there are still students in your state >

Charter schools and public school divided on Harrington proposal
Mar 24, 6:16 AM:

NC county superintendent thinks bill has bad timing, since charters would siphon money from system. Reality is U.S. per-pupil spending keeps rising, but achievement isn't. Taking quotes as truth only propels money myth. >

MCA students advocate for charter schools
Mar 23, 8:21 AM:

NC students lobby legislature to lift cap on number of charters allowed in state. Details students prepping their arguments in favor of school choice, accountability and funding. Assumes reader knows falsehoods and >

Board of Education passes resolution on charter school bill
Mar 23, 6:14 AM:

Another NC county board wailing about Senate Bill 8 siphoning money from traditional public schools. Another piece that has yet to challenge this and figure out why those schools deserve to keep funds. Are we ever going >

Editorial: State can't afford to damage public education
Mar 21, 12:14 PM:

Editorial thinks public education is the greatest thing since sliced bread and praises NC Gov for defending it in light of money-siphoning charter legislation. Absolutely zero data to back opinions. Makes point that >

NC House to review charter schools cap revise; Asheville-area leaders not satisfied
Mar 21, 5:50 AM:

Asheville, NC board still has concerns over proposed charter legislation. Apprehension hogs attention and quote is left hanging from president of state charter organization saying bill is becoming a "political football." >

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 >



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