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Homeschooling oversight: With over 100,000 students in home school, NC lawmakers consider increased tracking
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Mar 9, 8:54 AM: Homeschooling in North Carolina saw a big jump during the pandemic, with about one in 10 students now schooled at home.
Pandemic had negative impact on test scores for all students in NC, new DPI report finds
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Mar 3, 7:29 AM: The State Board of Education heard a long awaited report today on learning loss in North Carolina that resulted from the pandemic.
Virtual academies could disappear across NC schools next year
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Mar 2, 9:31 AM: Public school district virtual academies will disappear across North Carolina next year, unless the districts spin up new schools that are exclusively virtual.
Advisory committee seeks to give parents a voice in their children’s education
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Feb 25, 8:43 AM: Parents across North Carolina want their voices heard on what’s best for their children, especially after two years of lockdowns, mask mandates, and changing curriculum.
Superintendent Truitt announces formation of Parent Advisory Commission
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Feb 24, 8:37 AM: N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt is launching a new Parent Advisory Commission to elevate the voice of parents in students’ education.
Column: When schools compete, students win
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Feb 18, 6:57 AM: Those of us who advocate educational freedom bring a variety of assumptions and objectives to the cause. We don’t all make the same arguments and favor the same policies. What we share is a common belief that students will >
Their N.C. School District Was Pandemic-Ready. Here’s Why
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Feb 16, 9:42 AM: There are probably no tarot cards or crystal balls in the central office of North Carolina’s Union County school district. But you could be forgiven for thinking that someone there has a sixth sense about the future. The >
Wake schools enrollment stays below pre-pandemic levels, losing students to homeschooling and attendance violations
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Feb 10, 10:03 AM: The Wake County Public School System continues to lose students, and officials expect that to continue long after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enrollment drop from pre-pandemic levels means the school system >
NC State Board of Education alters paid leave policy for teachers after backlash, but not everyone is pleased
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Feb 4, 10:20 AM: The State Board of Education took away school districts' ability to determine what an acceptable reason is for taking personal leave on most days.
Shelby charter school preparing for $15 million expansion
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Feb 4, 10:14 AM: Pinnacle Classical Academy plans to double the footprint of its upper campus over the next year. The public charter school has received a $15 million fixed-interest loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to >
‘They need to be very deliberate:’ State education leaders, general assembly discuss remaining federal COVID funding for schools
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Feb 2, 6:24 AM: Billions of dollars of federal COVID funding for schools remains untouched, now state lawmakers are working to understand how school districts can spend it.
Civitas poll: 61% of likely voters back N.C.’s Opportunity Scholarship Program
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Jan 28, 7:17 AM: Support for the Opportunity Scholarship Program stands at 61%, according to a new Civitas Poll of likely voters presented by the John Locke Foundation.
NC education funding should serve students, not systems
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Jan 25, 7:49 AM: Regardless of opinion on public or nonpublic schools, we must be united in this: Every North Carolina student deserves the best environment to learn that we can deliver, regardless of their zip code. It’s time for >
NC Gov. Cooper recognizes School Choice Week for first time
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Jan 24, 7:01 AM: School Choice Week has an unexpected new supporter in North Carolina — Gov. Roy Cooper.
She taught in Charlotte for 30+ years. Now she says teachers should be re-educated on achievement gaps
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Jan 14, 9:32 AM: Retired Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers are sharing their experiences and thoughts about the achievement gap between Black and White students in CMS. The gap in test scores has been present for years. North >
Union County board gives limited magnet access to charter and private school students
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Jan 12, 9:12 AM: The Union County school board Tuesday backed down from a policy that would have denied students in charter, private and home schools access to the district’s magnet schools. But that access remains limited. >
Report: N.C. school choice programs save taxpayers up to $154.3 million
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Jan 12, 7:39 AM: Two of the Tar Heel State’s school choice programs have saved taxpayers between $74.1 million and $154.3 million through fiscal 2018, according to an updated analysis from the school choice advocacy organization >
SABA, new Chatham charter, opens 2022 lottery and adds 6th grade students
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Jan 6, 9:00 AM: School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — a new public charter school set to open next fall — will add 6th grade students to its 3rd through 5th grade school population to accommodate boys provisionally accepted in 2021 >
Raleigh charter school faces state vote on future
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Jan 6, 7:36 AM: State officials are mulling the fate of a Raleigh charter school, after nearly two years of concerns over whether the school is properly providing special education services.
In education, 2021 was the year of the parent
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Dec 28, 7:32 AM: Recognizing the demand for more education options, Republicans in both the General Assembly and in Congress crafted school-choice legislation. Expansion of school choice was timely, with 2021 also marking the 25th >

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