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Schools Lay Plans to Tackle ‘Learning Loss’
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Oct 8, 8:18 AM: State tests administered to public school students this spring showed that many children have fallen behind in learning over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
State Board October highlights: COVID-19, charter school funding, and more
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Oct 8, 8:03 AM: The State Board of Education heard an overview on exactly how charter schools are funded and issues with the way it happens, both for charter schools and traditional public schools.
Reading proficiency has tumbled in the early grades. Here’s the DPI report, with steps to reform instruction.
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Oct 7, 5:45 AM: For the first time in at least five school years, a majority of the state’s first, second, and third-grade students did not demonstrate reading proficiency, according to a report of 2020-21 testing from the Department of >
'This is the number one issue in Charlotte.' | Black leaders say education disparities must change
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Oct 4, 8:24 AM: Leaders in Charlotte's Black community are sounding the alarm on the ongoing disparities in education outcomes for students of color at CMS, saying the impacts will be felt community-wide.
'It's so positive': Wilson charter school receives National Blue Ribbon recognition
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Oct 1, 9:10 AM: A North Carolina school is the one of 15 charter schools across the countrygaining national recognition. The Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Sciences is the only state charter school to receive the National Blue Ribbon >
CMS votes to approve virtual instruction plan including K-2 students
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Sep 29, 8:31 AM: "We have heard from parents of younger students who are medically fragile,” board chair Elyse Dashew said in a statement.
New Dimensions Charter School celebrates Grandparents Day
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Sep 27, 9:08 AM: "New Dimensions recognizes the importance of family in the lives of our students," school director David Burleson said. "I know, from first-hand experience, how important grandparents are in a child's life. >
‘It’s to be safe:’ Charlotte charter school takes strict approach to COVID-19 protocols, offers virtual learning for students
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Sep 27, 9:07 AM: COVID-19 is affected school districts left and right, but one local school says they’ve been thankful to avoid an outbreak.
N.C. congressman wants school choice for students facing mask mandates, CRT
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Sep 24, 8:20 AM: A Republican congressman from North Carolina would expand school choice for students across the nation facing mask mandates or classroom instruction based on Critical Race Theory.
ENC parents upset with quarantine policies in schools
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Sep 14, 10:26 AM: Parents in Eastern North Carolina are frustrated with quarantined learning policies, saying their children are falling behind in school.
College readiness scores decline across state, area
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Sep 14, 10:08 AM: The percentage of students meeting the University of North Carolina system’s benchmark on the ACT college readiness exam for 2020-21 was at or below the state average at five area high schools.
Editorial: NC Republicans say ideology has no place in schools. Does that include private ones?
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Sep 13, 10:53 AM: The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program, passed by the General Assembly in 2013, provides state-funded vouchers to eligible families to pay tuition at the private school of their choice. The program has cost the >
Comply with the Constitution.’ Judge gives NC a deadline to increase school funding
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Sep 10, 11:48 AM: A North Carolina judge is giving state lawmakers until mid-October to fully fund a plan for improving public education or else he’ll take direct action.
Column: There Are Ways We Can Improve Education System
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Sep 8, 3:22 PM: For the past 18 months, the discussion of “education” has centered around distance learning, face masks and Critical Race Theory. But the elephant is still in the room: education results in the United States are a national >
NC sent millions to private schools with anti-LGBTQ+ policies
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Sep 7, 3:53 PM: Five Mecklenburg County private schools with policies that target LGBTQ+ people received nearly $750,000 in state money during the 2020-2021 school year, the most recently available data show.
State Test Results Chart Pandemic’s Toll on Learning
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Sep 2, 11:25 AM: Scores from year-end tests administered this past spring have confirmed educators’ and parents’ fears about how the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected student learning.
Gov. Cooper signs bill allowing N.C. schools to shift to remote learning if necessary due to a COVID
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Aug 31, 3:08 PM: The bill also says school districts need to vote at least once a month on whether their mask policies should be modified.
As NC charter schools expand, their impact on segregation comes into question
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Aug 26, 4:32 PM: Charter schools are supposed to make efforts to mirror the demographics of nearby school districts but that may not be happening.
Cooper vetoes bill tweaking charter school oversight
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Aug 25, 9:32 AM: Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest veto targets a bill that would have tweaked oversight of public charter schools in North Carolina. Cooper’s rejection of House Bill 729 marks his fifth veto this year and 58th veto since he took >
New charter school in Browns Summit opens doors and pours on the ‘awesome sauce’
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Aug 20, 3:17 PM: The new charter school in Browns Summit opened Thursday with 520 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school plans to keep expanding, adding one grade per year, up through eighth grade. All of its spots up >

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