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Letter: Chapel Hill-Carrboro must do better for all students before expanding Mandarin program
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Dec 6, 7:38 AM: Chapel Hill-Carrboro must do better for all students before expanding Mandarin The achievement gaps in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) are at crisis levels, and they have been there way too long. The >
City, Municipal Leaders Hold First Meeting To Collaborate On Student Needs
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Dec 5, 7:55 AM: Over the past year — as tensions between Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools officials and municipal leaders intensified over whether suburban schools were overcrowded and should resort to building their own charter schools — >
Lexington City Schools must repay state, county $925k for students lost to charter schools
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Dec 5, 7:40 AM: Lexington City Schools must repay more than $925,000 in funding the system received due to an increase in the number of students who transferred out of the school system to attend charter schools.
CMS lists its most crowded schools. What comes next matters to kids and taxpayers.
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Nov 30, 8:14 AM: During long, tense discussion over boundaries and construction, many suburban officials voiced concern that CMS had neglected the needs of their growing towns. Board members, meanwhile, said the prospect of town charter >
Blue-Green Academy receives charter school approval
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Nov 29, 7:47 AM: Two local educators have taken their dream for a charter school to fruition, receiving approval from the State Department of Education to open the Blue-Green Academy in 2019.
How we can give rural students a tour of NC universities
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Nov 26, 7:52 AM: The first time that Nyah visited the UNC-Greensboro for a campus tour, there wasn’t much of a chance to see what takes place inside the classrooms. “We just walked by buildings and the guide talked about what goes on >
Opinion: School choice is not the answer. Funding our schools is.
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Nov 21, 6:22 AM: In his column celebrating alternatives to the education opportunities available in our public schools (“Despite Democrats in NC legislature, school choice here to stay,” Nov. 20), John Hood chooses to ignore the genuine >
There will be more Dems in the NC legislature. But school choice is here to stay (CER in the news)
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Nov 20, 8:29 AM:

To put the issue in a national context, North Carolina’s policy commitments to parental choice and competition in education rank us sixth in the nation in educational freedom, according to the Cato Institute, and seventh >

Charter school stresses science
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Nov 19, 7:44 AM: North East Carolina Preparatory School is placing a greater emphasis on STEAM these days. “STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math — all the interrelated disciplines that pertain to exploring, >
Parents voice concerns to charter school board
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Nov 15, 8:04 AM: About 30 parents showed up to Wednesday’s meeting of the Rocky Mount Prep Board of Trustees to hear updates about the school and to share concerns about high school academics and recent fights at the school. >
The gap between NC urban and rural interests just grew wider
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Nov 12, 8:31 AM: North Carolina’s urban-rural divide became a chasm in this month’s election — at least in the state legislature. Republicans suffered huge losses in urban counties, likely leaving the party with only two or three >
State revokes school’s charter
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Nov 12, 7:03 AM: The newest charter school in the Twin Counties may be closing soon after its charter was revoked by the state.
Suburban boundary changes would bring upheaval. CMS board says it won’t do that.
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Nov 8, 7:33 AM: Aligning Charlotte-Mecklenburg school boundaries with town limits would require moving thousands of students who now cross municipal lines, according to a report presented to the school board Wednesday.
Wayne County school leaders cite “great dismay” about Innovative School District takeover
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Nov 8, 6:37 AM: In a recent letter to North Carolina officials, school system leaders in Wayne County expressed “serious concerns and great dismay” about the potential takeover of a struggling elementary school by the state’s >
N.C. wins grants to expand charter school opportunities
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Nov 5, 5:38 AM: North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities.
Editorial: People keep moving here. We need the Wake schools bond.
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Oct 26, 5:16 AM: In North Carolina, the responsibility for providing school buildings for our students rests with the county, not the state. Rapid growth and the need to update aging buildings requires an ongoing facilities plan. The most >
Townships Form New Committees To Address Charter Schools
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Oct 24, 6:10 AM: Matthews commissioners have approved a new education committee, making it the third township to do so as the debate about municipal charter schools continues.
Lt. Gov. Forest sees personalized learning first-hand at Shuford
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Oct 24, 5:53 AM: This format allows the teacher to focus on the students who need a little more attention and the teacher can see how to direct those efforts. Every classroom in Shuford Elementary works in this way.
New twist on town charter flap: Did lawmaker offer CMS a favor if they’d fire one man?
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Oct 18, 6:24 AM: Three top Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said Tuesday that state Rep. Bill Brawley offered early this year to kill a controversial town charter bill if CMS would fire its governmental liaison.
Column: Tell the truth about our schools
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Oct 17, 7:10 AM: So, if we know that what happens in schools is only partially responsible for how students perform, and that measuring inputs isn’t the same as measuring outcomes, then why in the world would we rank education systems >

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