North Carolina


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If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again (CER in the news)
May 22, 7:27 AM: 20,000 North Carolina teachers took to the streets of Raleigh for what was billed as a march and rally against low wages and underfunded schools. It was neither. “My heart goes out to the teachers that did turn out for the >
CMS report blasts plan to let towns open charter schools: 'A nightmare for taxpayers'
May 22, 6:15 AM: Critics of a bill that would allow Mecklenburg County towns to create their own charter schools took their fight to the General Assembly Monday, calling the measure "a nightmare for taxpayers.
Fallacious argument (by Jeanne Allen)
May 18, 7:17 AM: Educators and all citizens should be demanding answers to why charter schools receive less than 75 cents on the dollar, while schools that fail are still being funded. The N.C. Association of Educators, an affiliate of >
Thousands of NC teachers rally in Raleigh for more education funding
May 17, 6:58 AM: Downtown Raleigh filled Wednesday with thousands of teachers who marched in the morning and rallied in the afternoon rain as they demanded that lawmakers do more to raise teacher pay and education spending in North >
Opinion: How school choice benefits education
May 17, 5:13 AM: Consider that beginning in 2011, lawmakers removed the cap on public charter schools; since that time, North Carolina has experienced nearly 75 percent growth in these schools. In fact, thousands of students remain on >
In North Carolina, Teacher Protest Exposes Rural-Urban Divide 
May 16, 7:28 AM: Roughly two-thirds of North Carolina’s children will be out of school Wednesday after districts announced closures to accommodate thousands of teachers’ requests for the day off to march on the state Capitol in support of >
Thousands of teachers to march on NC Capitol for better pay, school funding
May 16, 7:03 AM: Thousands of North Carolina classrooms will be empty Wednesday as teachers march on the State Capitol in Raleigh for better pay and more funding for schools. Dozens of school districts in the area, including >
Teachers’ quarrel isn’t with charter schools
May 16, 6:56 AM: You see, in a way, I did protest in response to my frustrations with public district schools when I chose to co-found a public charter school. Rather than stay “in the system,” I opted for this speedier option because >
Students With Disabilities Can Combine School Vouchers For High Returns
May 16, 5:02 AM: Tuition at the Piedmont School is $18,000 a year. White had been working full time in the business office of High Point's waste management services, but she went to part-time to be more available for Chandler's many school >
Rebuttal: Taking today to give students a tomorrow
May 15, 7:04 AM: A challenge to public schools Mr. McCann did not mention is the aggressive expansion of charter schools. Since the N.C. General Assembly (NCGA) removed the cap of 100 charter schools statewide in 2011, for-profit charter >
North Carolina’s School Voucher System Continues to Grow: How Did We Get Here?
May 15, 5:20 AM: Darrell Allison is on the road again, taking a final long trip to visit private schools across North Carolina. He's used to traveling - to small towns, suburbs, down east and to the mountains to talk to parents and >
Opinion: We won’t be a Trojan Horse for dismantling public schools
May 11, 6:50 AM:
Last week, Central Park School for Children in Durham decided to close our two public charter campuses May 16 so our teachers, administrators, and families can stand with North Carolina public schools and public school >
'CMS vs. suburbs': Town charter school movement spreads north of Charlotte
May 8, 4:53 AM: The push for town charter schools spread to Huntersville on Monday, when the town board voted 6-0 to ask for new taxpayer-funded alternatives to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Huntersville May Seek To Join Charter Schools Bill
May 7, 7:52 AM: An effort to give two Mecklenburg County towns authority to start their own charter schools could be expanding. Huntersville commissioners Monday evening will discuss House Bill 514, which currently applies only to >
Innovative School District Sets Contract to Turn Over School
May 7, 5:42 AM: The State Board of Education has approved a contract to turn over operation of Southside-Ashpole Elementary to the charter school operator Achievement for All Children.
Morrisville gets its first public high school as charter is approved
May 4, 5:46 AM: The State Board of Education gave approval Thursday for eight new charter schools to open in 2019, including Kaleidoscope Charter High School, which plans to open in Morrisville. Kaleidoscope was the only new Triangle >
Davidson County Community College partnering with Egger’s North American for apprenticeship program
May 3, 6:16 AM: DCCC is partnering with Egger's to create an apprenticeship program. The initiative is geared toward high school students. The apprenticeship program teaches students advanced manufacturing skills and allows them to earn a >
Matthews mayor: CMS cares more about turf than about educating our students
May 3, 5:44 AM: Matthews is committed to the best education for our students and is more than willing to work with CMS. Instead, CMS has chosen to make HB 514 into an issue of turf and politics, failing to put the education of our >
NC lawmakers want to make sure cursive is taught and that virtual charter schools stay open
May 2, 6:30 AM: State lawmakers who oversee North Carolina's public schools think the two low-performing virtual charter schools should be allowed to remain open for four more years and that elementary schools must prove they're teaching >
CMS, Matthews leaders weigh options as charter school fight drags on
May 2, 5:17 AM: Leaders in both the Town of Matthews and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools continued to publicly weight their options on Tuesday as the town and school board battle over a proposal in the North Carolina General Assembly that >



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