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In ‘ugly’ fight between a charter school and its operator, state board won’t take sides BY T. KEUNG HUI Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article228961674.html#storylink=cpy
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Apr 9, 6:41 AM: A state advisory board is refusing to take sides in an ugly fight between leaders of a North Carolina virtual charter school and the for-profit company that’s paid millions of dollars a year to educate its 2,400 students. >
NC teachers ask for a day off for rally, but NC superintendent asks them to reconsider date Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article228876734.html#storylink=cpy
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Apr 8, 7:43 AM: As North Carolina school districts weigh whether to close May 1, when thousands of educators are expected to march in Raleigh, North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson is asking them to reconsider the date. >
Partnership opens doors to technical careers for high school students
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Apr 3, 5:30 AM: Pitt County Schools’ high school students will have the opportunity to enroll in high-demand trade programs at the Pitt Community College Technical Academy thanks to an agreement signed Monday.
Court strikes down N.C. charter school’s skirt requirement for female students
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Apr 1, 7:42 AM: It sounds like a legal case from an earlier century, but a federal court ruled on Thursday that the uniform policy of a K-8 charter school in Leland violates the U.S. Constitution by forcing female students to wear >
New Hanover charter school approved for growth, amid parent concerns
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Mar 27, 6:22 AM: A New Hanover County charter school is set to begin a $28 million expansion after approval from county leaders.
Thousands of NC teachers marched on Raleigh last year. They want to do it again May 1.
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Mar 26, 6:10 AM: Public school teachers across North Carolina are being urged to take May 1 off from work to march in Raleigh in a repeat of last year’s historic protest.
Democratic senators want 'recess' for charter school growth
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Mar 21, 6:30 AM: A pair of Wake County senators say North Carolina continues to approve new charter schools with little oversight into how they're using tax dollars and whether they're actually serving students and the local community. >
Virtual Academy gains traction
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Mar 18, 4:43 AM: Seven months since Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools launched its Virtual Academy, school district officials say they are pleased with the response they have had so far and are looking to expand its possibilities in the >
Despite uncertainty, Huntersville continues to explore charter school options
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Mar 15, 5:25 AM: The proposal is all possible thanks to a bill that passed up in Raleigh last year. Four area towns have the ability to create their own charter school separate from CMS. Even with that bill it still remains uncertain if it >
A virtual charter school ‘divorce’ leaves 2,400 students caught in the middle
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Mar 14, 7:07 AM: More than 2,400 students are caught in the middle of a fight between one of North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools and the for-profit education company that receives millions of dollars a year to manage the school. >
Gov. Cooper’s spending plan would phase out school voucher program
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Mar 13, 7:35 AM: Gov. Roy Cooper’s biennium spending plan calls for phasing out the controversial and underutilized “Opportunity Scholarships” created to help defray the cost of private schools for low-income families. >
Arizona charter operator made millions on the schools he runs. He now wants to be in NC.
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Mar 12, 6:49 AM: The N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board voted Monday to recommend giving a full interview to Wake Preparatory Academy, a proposed K-12 charter school that wants to open in 2020 in northern Wake County. Wake Prep would be >
School choice and equity are focus of new committees for Winston-Salem/Forsyth system
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Mar 5, 6:28 AM: Two special committees of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board met for the first time Monday, with one focusing on school choice and the other on climate, culture and equity.
Opinion 'School choice,' because one size in education doesn't fit all
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Feb 28, 6:21 AM: Education is the great equalizer. It can be the antidote that reverses the effects of centuries of injustice.  It can change lives and build fortunes.  A quality education is the very foundation of our system’s promise: If >
New charter schools opening in Gaston County
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Feb 25, 5:48 AM: The North Carolina Board of Education has approved two new K-8 charter schools to open in Gastonia and Stanley this August.
Senate leader: If NC private school voucher money is going unspent, loosen the rules
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Feb 22, 6:30 AM: Facing calls to rein in public spending for private school tuition, North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger came to Charlotte on Thursday to celebrate school choice and advocate for the Opportunity Scholarship voucher >
School officials ask state legislators for more flexibility
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Feb 19, 7:16 AM: Flexibility was the focus of discussion as Pitt County Schools officials met with state legislators on Monday afternoon.
Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages >
3 Wake charter schools recommended to open in 2020, others still under review
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Feb 13, 5:59 AM: Three potential charter schools are one step closer to opening in Wake County. The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board recommended this week that Doral Academy, North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wendell Falls >
NC voucher fund leaves millions unspent while growing by $10 million a year
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Feb 12, 6:48 AM: State lawmakers keep adding money for North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program, which sends low-income kids to private schools, even though there aren’t enough takers to spend the money it already has. >

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