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‘You don’t poke the lion:’ CMS vote renews calls to break up the school system
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Aug 30, 4:51 AM: Tuesday’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board vote has escalated tensions with many of the county’s suburbs — and the lawmakers who represent them.
CMS plays hardball with suburbs: Vote could change assignments, construction plans
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Aug 29, 5:12 AM: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board passed an act Tuesday that could dramatically change school construction and boundaries in suburban towns, a move members said was a response to the passage of a controversial town >
Commentary: State won’t retreat on school choice
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Aug 28, 5:05 AM: New charter schools are opening all across the state. Some school districts are launching or relaunching their own schools of choice, as magnets or as options for open-enrollment programs. And thousands of North Carolina >
Opinion: School choice isn’t going anywhere. That’s a good thing.
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Aug 28, 4:51 AM: As elementary and secondary schools open their doors across North Carolina for the 2018-19 academic year, the cumulative effects of some 20 years of school-choice initiatives are impossible to miss.
Competition and choice will bring change when Charlotte’s schools open Monday
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Aug 24, 6:22 AM: Two new charter schools will also debut, joining the roster of almost 50 independent public schools serving Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties.
Odyssey Charter School outpaces state
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Aug 23, 7:17 AM: For the third consecutive year, Odyssey Charter School has set a school record for state Milestone test scores.
‘A vision come true:’ East Spencer charter school opens
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Aug 23, 6:38 AM: The school is the only one of its kind in Rowan County and is something residents of East Spencer have been fighting for for years.
New K-2 charter school in Greensboro welcomes students
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Aug 23, 5:35 AM: While charter schools don’t have attendance zones like regular public schools, Next Generation Academy is concentrating its recruitment in the 27406 ZIP code, which includes much of eastern and southern Greensboro. Next >
Cost of Growth: Interest in charter schools climbs
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Aug 17, 5:41 AM: As schools throughout Western North Carolina begin another year, more than 2,000 students in Asheville and Buncombe County will choose to attend a charter school.
2,000-student charter school won’t open in Cary, where neighbors pushed back
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Aug 15, 6:28 AM: But in a brief note to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Aug. 2, Allen Taylor, president of the Triangle Charter Education Association, said his board had voted Aug. 1 to voluntarily relinquish its charter for >
Column: Durham City Council’s vote shows a misunderstanding of charter schools
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Aug 15, 6:24 AM: Petty, ridiculous, abuse of power, over-reaching … words to describe the Durham City Council’s decision (5-2) on August 6 to reject Excelsior Classical Academy’s request for approval of education revenue bonds. The bonds >
Charter school fires back after critical Durham City Council vote
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Aug 14, 6:32 AM: A charter school is defending itself after the Durham City Council rejected its request to authorize an education bond to fund its expansion.
Opinion: The myth of ‘school choice’ in North Carolina
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Aug 13, 6:55 AM: While some charter schools in some states have helped low-income students improve academically, in North Carolina they’ve been used predominantly as a vehicle for affluent white folks to opt out of traditional public >
Charter school debate hits one Durham school's finances
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Aug 13, 6:47 AM: The debate over whether charter schools are hurting traditional public schools in North Carolina will cost one Durham charter school – literally.
Granville County Schools pulls out of chamber event
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Aug 10, 6:31 AM: At Monday's meeting of the Granville County Board of Education, the board unanimously voted not to participate in the Granville County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Annual New Teachers' Breakfast because of the inclusion of a >
First NC Republicans hurt education. Now they are misleading the public about it
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Aug 9, 5:05 AM: Desiree Zapata Miller’s recent op-ed in the Charlotte Observer entitled “Republicans are working to help NC schools“ (Aug. 4) is a gross misinterpretation of what has actually happened these past six years to the N.C. >
The charter school debate gets personal in Durham as council rejects expansion
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Aug 8, 6:57 AM: Council members were divided over giving the go ahead for Excelsior Classical Academy, a charter school, to get education revenue bonds. The bonds require no money from the city, just its approval. Excelsior needed the >
Online school gives child with cystic fibrosis safe option
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Aug 7, 4:49 AM: NCVA proved to be the perfect place for Anthony. He’s able to interact with other students and his instructor, just like he would in a physical school, without ever leaving his house. He’s able to get a quality education >
Columbus Charter offering transportation option
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Aug 7, 4:32 AM: Charter schools in North Carolina are not required to provide buses and meals to their students; Columbus Charter now provides both.
Edgecombe charter school set to begin classes
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Aug 6, 5:15 AM: Though the state’s official school performance scores for the 2017-18 year have not yet been released, based on preliminary data released to the schools, North East Carolina Prep has seen marked improvement over the past >

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