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Three Charlotte charter schools get final green light, but one scales back size
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Jul 7, 5:36 AM: Three new charter schools are ready to open in Charlotte next month, with the North Carolina Board of Education signing off Thursday that they’ve done everything required.
For-profit charter operator lobbies for workplace schools
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Jun 29, 6:53 AM: As profit-driven charter school management companies seek growth opportunities, one of the country’s largest for-profit firms is lobbying North Carolina legislators to create a new market for a type of school only rarely >
Dispute over N.C. public schools control, money lands in court
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Jun 28, 6:04 AM: The question spelled out nearly 150 years ago yet repeatedly fought over by politicians over the past quarter century is back: Who runs North Carolina public schools that educate 1.5 million students at a cost of $13 >
Hardister amendment would help Guilford charter school among others
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Jun 26, 7:31 AM: A state budget amendment that would help charter schools serving low-income students looks close to becoming law. It’s an idea that started with a former Guilford County legislator, got championed by two current local >
NC looks at worksite charter schools for company kids
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Jun 19, 7:48 AM: A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees' children may be about to spread.
New CMS diversity lottery shows change for some magnets, but questions remain
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Jun 13, 5:59 AM: And at lower-poverty schools such as Blythe Elementary and J.M. Alexander Middle, a larger number of disadvantaged students got seats in popular International Baccalaureate magnets, thanks to a new Charlotte-Mecklenburg >
All girls charter school will double in size for 2017-2018 school year
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Jun 12, 6:24 AM: GLOW (Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington) has 100 students in the 6th grade, who will eventually be the first graduating seniors of the academy, as it grows with each passing year until it’s a full-fledged middle and >
Parents, schools at odds over transfer rules
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Jun 2, 6:59 AM: Many parents gathered at Wintergreen Intermediate School on Thursday urged Pitt County Schools to continue a longstanding practice of allowing their children to attend D.H. Conley High School even though they live in the >
NC House rejects attempts to cut funding from private school vouchers and shift it to public schools
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Jun 2, 6:33 AM: The House voted 69-43 Thursday to table a budget amendment proposed by Rep. Rosa Gill, a Raleigh Democrat, a procedural move that prevented further consideration of the amendment.
Rise of charter schools: Some say they offer stability, safety from reassignment
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Jun 2, 5:26 AM: More than 4,700 new Wake County students are expected to attend public schools this fall – but the majority of those newcomers will likely go to charter schools.
Wilmington’s all-girls charter school grows in busy 1st year
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Jun 1, 6:28 AM: Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington will double in size next year with 100 new students and 5 teachers.
NC House moves to shift road funding to new charter school bus grant
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Jun 1, 5:12 AM:

A proposal to move money from road maintenance to a new grant program for charter schools divided the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.

Expansion of vouchers sparks debate
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May 30, 6:25 AM: House and Senate Republican leaders are planning to expand the state's school voucher program by nearly one-third next year, but Democrats say the money should be spent on reducing class sizes in public schools instead. >
House budget outlines sharp differences with Senate
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May 26, 6:29 AM: Funding for the Opportunity Scholarships school voucher program would expand, but students who use the vouchers to attend a private or religious school would have to take a standardized test, and state officials would >
What happens when 46 students leave a Wilmington charter school?
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May 26, 6:10 AM: Douglass started the year with 236 students but has seen 46 disenroll -- about 19.5 percent of the student body. Almost all of those students returned to traditional county schools. In fact, the district saw more returnees >
Charter schools keep $500K after 84 students transfer to New Hanover Co. Schools
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May 23, 5:17 AM: The New Hanover County Schools superintendent is speaking out over the shocking number of students transferring from charter schools each year.
Virtual Academy latest option for school choice
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May 15, 5:19 AM: The Gaston County Virtual Academy is a virtual middle school set to open in August that offers online learning for students. Provided by Gaston’s public school system, the virtual school will feature a blended model of >
Virtual school offers alternatives
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May 12, 6:13 AM: But North Carolina Connections Academy has found a way to blend the two concepts, using virtual classrooms, enrichment and student engagement to bring students and families an alternative education system right in their >
Report: Some charter school leaders slam “company” charter bill
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May 10, 5:45 AM: Some North Carolina charter leaders are fired up over a legislative proposal to set aside half of a charter school’s enrollment as a corporate “perk,” a new report from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation’s Lindsay Wagner finds. >
Comparing NC voucher students to public school pupils
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May 9, 6:05 AM: Hundreds of students attending private schools using taxpayer money, along with their counterparts in public schools, volunteered to take an extra test this spring as part of a project that aims to show how the groups >

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