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Want public emails from this NC charter school? Write a check for $7,500 up front
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Nov 2, 5:07 AM: A Charlotte-area charter school has responded to a public records request by demanding an up-front payment of $7,500, saying that’s the estimated cost of paying a contractor to produce the emails and a lawyer to oversee >
Online schooling helps Leland teen in dance career
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Oct 30, 5:34 AM: The North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) is an online public charter school that has allowed 15-year-old Madison Toney, of Leland, to pursue her dreams of being a traveling dancer.
Wake County wants to make schools more diverse. What could that mean for your child?
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Oct 27, 7:00 AM: More than a fifth of Wake County schools have a large concentration of poor students, and passing rates on state exams range drastically across the district and sometimes at schools within a few miles of each other. >
Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools look to close achievement gap
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Oct 25, 6:16 AM: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has the lofty goal of closing the student-achievement gap between subgroups by 10 percentage points district-wide, while still increasing performance across the board by next year. >
A new charter school that would enroll 2,000 students wants to open in Cary
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Oct 25, 5:27 AM: One of the largest charter schools in North Carolina could open in 2019 in Cary, accelerating the rapid growth of these non-traditional public schools in fast-growing western Wake County.
Charter school transportation may be worth considering, NC Senate leader Berger says
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Oct 25, 5:15 AM: Greater support for charter school transportation is “something we may need to look at,” Senate leader Phil Berger said Tuesday. Charter schools are not required to offer student transportation. Although some charter >
Transportation is a key to desegregating charters, legislators say
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Oct 23, 5:13 AM: Lack of transportation is an impediment to charter schools becoming more diverse, state legislators said Thursday.
State lawmakers, experts debate school choice in N.C.
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Oct 20, 4:56 AM: Lawmakers and education scholars Monday night debated whether the state should sharpen its focus when overseeing tax-funded charter and private schools.
Online schools score low but offer students flexibility
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Oct 19, 6:08 AM: Online charter schools came to North Carolina under a cloud that still lingers two years after they began enrolling students.
NCC students aid charter school with ad campaign
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Oct 18, 5:23 AM: Students in Nash Community College’s marketing class have an opportunity this year to design a real-world marketing campaign for a new Nash County charter school, and they are asking for help from Nash County residents in >
Durham school escapes possible state takeover. Parent calls decision ‘a win-win’
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Oct 16, 5:46 AM: Parents, teachers and students at Glenn Elementary School are breathing a lot easier now that the school is no longer targeted for a state takeover by the North Carolina Innovative School District (NCISD).
For-profit charter schools are growing in NC. Here are 4 things to know about them.
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Oct 13, 7:46 AM: A start-up culture dominated the founding of charters in 1997, when community leaders, teachers and local nonprofits opened schools to project their vision of public education. Even the Wake County jail had a charter. >
More NC students stay home to go to class. But they’re in low-performing schools
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Oct 13, 6:51 AM: Online charter schools came to North Carolina under a cloud that still lingers two years after they began enrolling students.
Here’s how much charter school backers have spent on NC campaigns
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Oct 13, 4:54 AM: The N.C. Association of Educators for years was a major voice in state policy discussions, making weighty endorsements and campaign contributions. The teacher’s organization has been the most consistent opponent of >
Your teenager’s charter-school transcript may get a state audit
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Oct 12, 6:09 AM: Transcripts of high school students enrolled in charter schools are getting a closer look after problems with diplomas at a Durham school brought renewed attention to oversight.
How flight to NC charters changed one school district
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Oct 12, 5:45 AM: Durham’s skyline, dotted with cranes and new condos, is changing by the day, and so is its education landscape. The city has been a magnet for charter schools. Sixteen percent of public school students in Durham County >
Charters targeting urban areas leave rural students with fewer options
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Oct 11, 6:42 AM: One of the goals in erasing the state’s charter-school limit was for the schools to be able to open in rural counties. Yet more than six years after the legislature removed the cap on the number of charter schools, 40 of >
A defiant community vows to fight state takeover of Durham elementary school
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Oct 11, 5:59 AM: With a decision possibly days away, a defiant crowd of parents, teachers and elected leaders gathered at Glenn Elementary School on Tuesday to stand against a state takeover of the school.
Group tied to rich donor who backed NC school takeover law now wants to run those schools
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Oct 11, 5:04 AM: A company tied to a wealthy Libertarian donor who helped pass a state law allowing takeover of low-performing North Carolina schools is trying to win approval to operate those schools.
Why NC charter schools are richer and whiter
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Oct 11, 4:49 AM: Charter schools in North Carolina are more segregated than traditional public schools and have more affluent students.

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