North Carolina


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Suit challenges power of 4 N.C. towns to run charter schools
May 1, 6:27 AM: A state law that allows four Charlotte-area municipalities to operate charter schools was challenged in North Carolina court on Thursday, alleging they would exacerbate racial segregation if allowed to open. >
Local private, charter schools navigate COVID-19 pandemic
May 1, 6:13 AM: Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive orders concerning the COVID-19 pandemic up to this point have given direction to public schools, but it leaves room for interpretation for the other forms of education in the state. >
Charter school, church help feed families
Apr 30, 7:40 AM: As North Carolina public schools remain closed, Rocky Mount Prep and Greater Joy Church teamed up to provide meals to local residents in collaboration with Marketing With a Twist and The Food Bank of Eastern North >
Some N.C. Charter Schools left out of CARES Act funding
Apr 23, 7:01 AM: At an emergency meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education, a breakdown of federal funds the state will receive revealed a number of the state’s public charter schools would receive no money. >
Durham charter school students lacking laptops, teacher adjusting to obstacle
Apr 20, 6:49 AM: While the elementary kids without laptops are given physical educational material, Sewell says it's tough to really teach new topics over the phone.
School at home harder for some, when technology is unaffordable luxury
Apr 15, 7:40 AM: Keeping kids learning while they're stuck at home has proven to be pretty challenging for teachers and parents, alike, and that's even when you have all the tools and gadgets to do virtual schooling. Not everyone does >
Online learning forces educators to reckon with inequalities in tech resources
Apr 10, 8:26 AM: But learning at home could prove to be difficult for students from lower-income households. According to Education Week, the achievement gap is the difference in academic performance between groups of students, such as >
Letter: Schools should have closed completely. Teaching online only widens the achievement gap.
Apr 8, 8:31 AM: As a school psychologist with 40-plus years experience, I am distressed by decisions made regarding futile attempts to continue schooling through an unfair, improvised system that leaves the most vulnerable further behind >
Raleigh charter school uses Zoom video to keep students talking
Apr 2, 8:08 AM: Longleaf School of the Arts, a charter high school in Raleigh, is using Zoom to keep students engaged with live, online classes during the coronavirus threat.
Greenville teacher helping others nationwide learn to teach online
Apr 2, 7:04 AM: A Local teacher is helping hundreds of educators here in the east and around the country make the adjustment to online learning while schools are closed due to the coronavirus.Koryn Dilday is a first grade teacher at >
Not just ‘flipping a switch.’ Wake defends how long it takes to move to remote learning.
Mar 26, 7:37 AM: Wake County school leaders are defending the pace at which they’re introducing remote learning, amid complaints from some parents that it’s taking too long to keep students educated during the closure. >
Public school closures may open door to homeschooling
Mar 19, 5:46 AM: The closure of public schools statewide through at least the end of March has left many parents scrambling to help their child stay current with school work. The closures also have many parents exploring the world of >
BEAM Academy, a potential new charter school in Bladen County, not approved
Mar 17, 7:10 AM:

Five new charters have been approved to open in 2021-22 by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, but a potential new school in Bladen County is not among them.

5 NC charter schools approved for 2021 opening, but new school in Charlotte rejected
Mar 6, 8:09 AM: Five new charter schools were approved Thursday to open in 2021, but state education leaders also rejected an advisory board’s recommendation to open a new school in Charlotte.
NC wants 2 million to have post-high school degree by 2030. The workforce depends on it.
Feb 26, 7:13 AM: North Carolina has plenty of good jobs. What it doesn’t have is enough people with the education to fill all of those jobs. Less than half of the state’s residents ages 25 to 44 have a college degree or professional >
More NC Charter Schools Are Carving Off Diversity Seats In Admission Lotteries
Feb 19, 8:13 AM: A growing number of North Carolina’s charter schools are setting aside seats for disadvantaged students in their fiercely competitive admission lotteries. It’s part of a $37 million push to make those schools more >
NC charter schools serve few poor kids. Now they’ll get $36 million to take more.
Feb 13, 6:45 AM: The lure of federal grant money is helping to convince North Carolina charter schools to increase their efforts to add low-income students to their rosters.
Matthews passes resolution to not create charter school system
Feb 11, 8:02 AM: Matthews commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at their meeting Monday night that says the town “has no intention of pursuing the development of a municipal charter school system any time in the foreseeable future, >
CMS And Matthews Near Truce On Charter School Battle
Feb 10, 8:53 AM: Matthews town commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on a resolution saying the town has no intention of opening municipal charter schools. The state legislature granted four Mecklenburg towns that option in 2018, >
State board approves NC charter schools report despite editing concerns
Feb 7, 8:36 AM: The State Board of Education voted 7-3 Thursday to approve the Annual Charter Schools Report despite concerns that some information, including demographic comparisons between charter and traditional schools, was edited out >



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