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MaST supporters seek preliminary injunction to halt school closure
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Jul 25, 6:11 AM: At the end of Wednesday night’s public hearing on the potential closure of the Marine Science and Technologies Early College High School, attorney Stacey Gahagan presented a copy of a legal document to Neil Whitford, >
Editorial: GOP rewards failing virtual charter school
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Jul 25, 5:16 AM: Republican legislators put on a remarkable display of a double standard as the N.C. Senate gave final approval to a bill to lift the enrollment cap on a virtual charter school that is clearly doing a bad job. Gov. Roy >
Editorial: Renewal status may bring transformation public schools need
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Jul 23, 5:50 AM: About 80%. That’s the number of K-12-age children in North Carolina who are enrolled in traditional public schools, according to data posted by the state earlier this month. It’s a number that’s been decreasing steadily as >
As homeschool enrollment soars, RSS works to form partnership
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Jul 22, 5:03 AM: The program allowed high school students to be dual enrolled in homeschool and their respective public school sites, allowing them to participate in Rowan-Salisbury-driven online courses or courses through the North >
Charter school could attract area students
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Jul 19, 7:51 AM: A proposed charter school in east Charlotte that could draw students from Mint Hill and Matthews moved a step closer to opening its doors as representatives of the Movement School presented rezoning plans July 15 to the >
Virtual charter school gets legislative approval to grow, but opponents push for a veto
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Jul 19, 7:01 AM: The Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would, among other things, get rid of the enrollment cap on one of the state’s two virtual charter schools and allow it to grow its population by 20 percent annually if it so chose. >
1 in 5 NC students don’t attend traditional public schools, new figures show
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Jul 19, 6:24 AM: Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising.
DeVos pitches school choice program in Raleigh. Critics say it’s anti-public schools.
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Jul 18, 8:12 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest promoted a new federal school choice program Wednesday that could allow more families to attend private schools or to homeschool their children. >
NC lawmakers let virtual charter schools add more students despite low test scores
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Jul 17, 6:12 AM: The state Senate voted 28-14 on Tuesday to join the House in passing legislation that allows the state’s two virtual charters to grow their enrollment by 20% a year. Senate Bill 392 lifts the restriction that had capped >
House Democrats think private schools should play by same rules as public schools if students receive vouchers
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Jul 16, 6:48 AM: If a private school receives state money, is that school obligated to abide by state laws? That’s the question State Rep. Shelly Willingham, (D-Edgecombe) posed Monday during a discussion about a school safety omnibus bill >
Two more Wake County charter schools approved despite local school board's objection
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Jul 12, 5:50 AM: The State Board of Education on Thursday approved two more charter schools to open in Wake County in 2020. The board approved three others last month, despite objections from Wake County school leaders who say charter >
NC program to take over low-performing schools loses superintendent and principal
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Jul 9, 5:30 AM: The state program designed to turn around North Carolina’s lowest performing schools is now without a superintendent or a principal.
New charter school chief outlines vision
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Jun 24, 7:43 AM: After three years of serving in the number two position at Rocky Mount Prep, the new leader stands ready to take over the reins.
‘Let’s take the reins off.’ NC lawmakers back changes to help charter schools
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Jun 19, 5:55 AM: North Carolina’s charter schools could have an easier time getting renewed and expanding their enrollment under changes backed Tuesday by some state lawmakers.
Jeanne Allen: On Revolutions And Moonshots
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Jun 18, 7:44 AM: Far from the busy cities and suburbs most Americans inhabit are communities like Fayetteville, North Carolina a sprawling city among the state’s six-largest, with a rich past that would make any history buff proud. It is >
NC Senate wants students to take a personal-finance class. Why some teachers object.
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Jun 18, 7:27 AM: North Carolina lawmakers say they want to teach students about being financially responsible. But critics say the change will disrupt the social studies curriculum and shifts the blame away from financial institutions. >
Early college high schools are among NC’s top options. Why is a funding cut possible?
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Jun 17, 6:23 AM: North Carolina’s early college high schools have been among the state’s most successful schools, with high graduation rates and school test scores.
Teachers demand better funding
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Jun 13, 7:55 AM: Years of cuts to public education are taking a toll on the state’s schools and requests for more funding are being ignored, a group of educators said on Wednesday afternoon.
Won’t ‘cave in’ to ‘anti-charter folks’: NC board stands by 2 new Wake charter schools
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Jun 11, 5:02 AM: A state advisory board is standing behind two proposed charter schools despite concerns raised by Wake County school leaders and some PTA groups that the area is oversaturated with charters.
UNC lab schools are changing the formula for education
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Jun 10, 7:55 AM: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly passed a law establishing eight such schools. It’s aimed at UNC institutions with strong teacher-training programs, and it >

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