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Charter schools are taking money away from NC school districts, study says
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Jan 15, 7:27 AM: Charter schools in North Carolina are taking money away from traditional public schools and reducing what services those school districts can provide to their students, according to a new research paper co-authored by a >
Robeson County Schools Votes To Turn Over Elementary To Innovative School District
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Jan 11, 6:24 AM: The Innovative School District is not a geographic district. Instead it’s designed to bring together low-performing public schools and hand over their management from their local school boards to an outside entity. That >
Find out where Wake County could get its next charter high school
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Jan 9, 6:26 AM: Western Wake County has some of the area’s best high schools, but leaders of a proposed charter school in Morrisville say there’s strong demand for a small, innovative charter high school in the town. >
In Cary, a new kind of development fight: Neighbors push back against new school
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Jan 9, 5:48 AM: Hundreds of people in western Cary are pushing back against plans for a 2,000-seat charter school, citing concerns about traffic and arguing that the area already has plenty of public schools.
What happens when a small town gets angry with CMS? It could change education in NC.
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Jan 8, 7:02 AM: A bill that would let Matthews and Mint Hill create their own charter schools sparked fierce debate when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders and state legislators met this week.
Davidson Charter Academy buys property for new school
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Jan 8, 6:44 AM: The recently approved Davidson Charter Academy is one step closer to opening its doors later this year with the purchase of 30 acres where the school is to be built.
New charter school plans to open in Spring Hope
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Jan 5, 8:10 AM: Applications are currently being accepted for a new charter school opening in Spring Hope this fall. Global Achievers School had originally planned to locate in the Bailey area, but the school has focused in on two >
2 Durham schools to get charter-like flexibility under state’s ‘Restart’ model
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Jan 5, 6:53 AM: Two struggling Durham schools that avoided a state takeover last year will get charter-like flexibility in the 2018-19 school year to try to improve student achievement.
Why some NC schools want to operate more like charter schools while others are wary
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Jan 5, 6:34 AM: Some North Carolina school districts are rushing to take advantage of the ability to operate low-performing schools more like charter schools, while others are taking a more cautious approach.
Online learning isn’t a fleeting fad. Here’s what that means for Charlotte students.
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Jan 2, 8:08 AM: Can a laptop replace a classroom? Online classes have become common. They expand the course offerings at any given school or help students get through a medical crisis without falling too far behind.
Advisory Board Signs Off On Trade-Focused Charter School For Union County
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Jan 2, 7:05 AM: A state advisory board has signed off on the opening of a trade-focused charter school in Union County. The State Board of Education will vote on whether or not to give final approval in January.
GLOW Academy proposes high school, middle school campus for 700 female students
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Jan 2, 6:19 AM: After nearly 30 acres of land was donated to the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) by the Cameron family in March, the all-girls public charter school has submitted plans to put that acreage to use. >
Online learning isn’t a fleeting fad. Here’s what that means for Charlotte students.
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Dec 29, 7:03 AM: But can virtual school offer the whole package, a long-range alternative to the kind of schools that have buses and desks and cafeterias? That’s a pressing question for North Carolina’s public education system, one that >
How NC became a national leader for magnet schools to promote diversity and choice
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Dec 28, 8:42 AM: North Carolina is one of the national leaders in a school movement that since the 1970s has promoted diversity and educational choices for families, according to a new study on magnet schools.
From boom to bust in a decade: What empty seats at this suburban school signal for NC
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Dec 28, 6:49 AM: School choice and competition add to the challenge of predicting where students will show up. Charter schools, which are authorized by the state and don’t report to local school boards, have accounted for most of North >
School leaders review charter figures, lost funds
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Dec 27, 6:18 AM: As 2017 coming to a close, Sampson County Schools is expected to lose a chunk of money due to 10 students who decided to seek their education at other places.
Athletes, other students find flexibility with online education
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Dec 21, 7:22 AM: In the eyes of the NCAA, there’s no difference between traditional, online or home-school classes – so long as they receive approval from the NCAA’s Eligibility Center.
Not all DPS low-performing schools likely to get charter-like flexibility. See why.
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Dec 15, 7:33 AM: School leaders have had a change of heart about operating all 14 of the district’s low-performing schools under the state’s Restart school reform model.
NC charter school that improperly gave diplomas might restart high school program
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Dec 13, 8:03 AM: Leaders of an embattled Durham charter school that’s trying to rebuild its image after improperly awarding diplomas to 40 percent of its graduates say they might ask for state permission to reopen the high school program >
Knox magnet program showing promise, board learns
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Dec 12, 8:41 AM: The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education on Monday received an update on programs at the Knox Center for Accelerated Studies, formerly Knox Middle School. At the beginning of the 2016-17 year, the school started a magnet >

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