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The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
 
The N.C. State Board of Education is starting the new year with a discussion on Read to Achieve standards and the annual charter school report.
The N.C. State Board of Education is starting the new year with a discussion on Read to Achieve standards and the annual charter school report.
 
If we are going to fix education in North Carolina, we must be willing to try something new.
If we are going to fix education in North Carolina, we must be willing to try something new.
 
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants charter schools gone, but several prominent N.C. and national advocates for charter schools say the presidential contender is out of touch with voters.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants charter schools gone, but several prominent N.C. and national advocates for charter schools say the presidential contender is out of touch with voters.
 
The State Board of Elections is reminding colleges and universities, charter schools and state and local governments about upcoming deadlines to submit applications for their IDs to be eligible for use by voters in 2020.
The State Board of Elections is reminding colleges and universities, charter schools and state and local governments about upcoming deadlines to submit applications for their IDs to be eligible for use by voters in 2020.
 
Proponents of charter schools worry the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education will use the Leandro ruling as a roundabout way to restrict charter schools.
Proponents of charter schools worry the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education will use the Leandro ruling as a roundabout way to restrict charter schools.
 
The U.S. Department of Education awarded North Carolina $10 million to bring more educationally disadvantaged students to charter schools, but state constraints on charters may make spending that money a challenge.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded North Carolina $10 million to bring more educationally disadvantaged students to charter schools, but state constraints on charters may make spending that money a challenge.
 
The Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education wants to talk about charter schools and how they may fit in the debate over how to implement the Leandro ruling.
The Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education wants to talk about charter schools and how they may fit in the debate over how to implement the Leandro ruling.
 
Tom Campbell's opinion piece, "We are re-segregating our schools," blames charter schools for "re-segregating" district schools. Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is intentional.
Tom Campbell's opinion piece, "We are re-segregating our schools," blames charter schools for "re-segregating" district schools. Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is intentional.
 
North Carolina continues to see growth in homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools, a recent report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction says.
North Carolina continues to see growth in homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools, a recent report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction says.
 
While initial rulings in the Leandro case had nothing directly to do with charter schools, recent discussions are bringing the traditional public school alternative into the conversation.
While initial rulings in the Leandro case had nothing directly to do with charter schools, recent discussions are bringing the traditional public school alternative into the conversation.
 
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the state had 99 charter schools that enrolled around 41,200 children, and thousands of children remained on waitlists, hoping to be among the lucky few selected in an enrollment lottery.
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the state had 99 charter schools that enrolled around 41,200 children, and thousands of children remained on waitlists, hoping to be among the lucky few selected in an enrollment lottery.
 
Raleigh Charter High School is one of the top schools in the country, but it’s not what one would call a typical public school.
Raleigh Charter High School is one of the top schools in the country, but it’s not what one would call a typical public school.
 
Critics of charter schools argue school-choice programs, like charter schools, siphon money and resources from traditional public schools.
Critics of charter schools argue school-choice programs, like charter schools, siphon money and resources from traditional public schools.
 
More than 500,000 N.C. students won’t be in class May 1 as school districts across the state close so teachers can attend a planned rally in downtown Raleigh.
More than 500,000 N.C. students won’t be in class May 1 as school districts across the state close so teachers can attend a planned rally in downtown Raleigh.
 
Despite objections from Democrats, the Senate Rules Committee passed a bill giving charter schools another avenue for approval of private bonds to pay for or refinance their facilities.
Despite objections from Democrats, the Senate Rules Committee passed a bill giving charter schools another avenue for approval of private bonds to pay for or refinance their facilities.
 
Community leaders, school choice advocates, and religious leaders gathered at Next Generation Academy on Monday, April 15, in support of a bill to help charter schools cover the cost of getting students to their classrooms.
Community leaders, school choice advocates, and religious leaders gathered at Next Generation Academy on Monday, April 15, in support of a bill to help charter schools cover the cost of getting students to their classrooms.
 
Last week the News & Observer reported that Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) grew by a mere 42 students
Last week the News & Observer reported that Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) grew by a mere 42 students
 
On Friday, December 21st Gov. Cooper vetoed House Bill 1029, a technical corrections bill which among other things, would have made municipal charter school employees eligible for state benefits.
On Friday, December 21st Gov. Cooper vetoed House Bill 1029, a technical corrections bill which among other things, would have made municipal charter school employees eligible for state benefits.
 
It’s hard to feel good about the following headline: “Charter school closing due to poor performance.”
 
Opponents of school choice in North Carolina are attacking the curricula in private schools
 
When it comes to giving parents more control over where their children attend elementary and secondary school, North Carolina has become a national leader
When it comes to giving parents more control over where their children attend elementary and secondary school, North Carolina has become a national leader
 
North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities
North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities
 
In North Carolina, state law empowers county commissions to oversee school facilities and the collection and appropriation of local tax dollars to school districts
In North Carolina, state law empowers county commissions to oversee school facilities and the collection and appropriation of local tax dollars to school districts
 
The 2017-18 school performance grades are in, and it’s mixed bag of good news and bad. Meanwhile, education leaders continue to promise improvements in academic performance
The 2017-18 school performance grades are in, and it’s mixed bag of good news and bad. Meanwhile, education leaders continue to promise improvements in academic performance
 
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
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
 
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and State Superintendent Mark Johnson shared thoughts on education reform during a Tuesday, June 26, kickoff event for a new education nonprofit organization, Grow Great NC
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and State Superintendent Mark Johnson shared thoughts on education reform during a Tuesday, June 26, kickoff event for a new education nonprofit organization, Grow Great NC
 
N.C. State University professors Anna Egalite and Stephen Porter find new recipients of Opportunity Scholarships scored significantly higher than their public school counterparts in math, reading, and language arts.
N.C. State University professors Anna Egalite and Stephen Porter find new recipients of Opportunity Scholarships scored significantly higher than their public school counterparts in math, reading, and language arts.
 
A recent study by the League of Women Voters reported "77 percent of private schools receiving vouchers are using curricula that do not comply with state standards, leaving many students unprepared for college-level coursework or careers in certain fields."
A recent study by the League of Women Voters reported "77 percent of private schools receiving vouchers are using curricula that do not comply with state standards, leaving many students unprepared for college-level coursework or careers in certain fields."
 
Four towns in Mecklenburg County can open and run their own charter schools apart from the local board of education
Four towns in Mecklenburg County can open and run their own charter schools apart from the local board of education
 
House Bill 514/Session Law 2018-3 would allow four Mecklenburg County municipalities – Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, and Mint Hill – to undertake the charter school application process and, if successful, operate charter schools with their jurisdictions
House Bill 514/Session Law 2018-3 would allow four Mecklenburg County municipalities – Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, and Mint Hill – to undertake the charter school application process and, if successful, operate charter schools with their jurisdictions
 
House Bill 514, which would allow four cities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district to create and run their own charter schools, passed its initial vote in the Senate, 30-20
House Bill 514, which would allow four cities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district to create and run their own charter schools, passed its initial vote in the Senate, 30-20
 
A bill allowing a few towns to operate their own charter schools is closer to becoming law
A bill allowing a few towns to operate their own charter schools is closer to becoming law
 
Democrats and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are claiming a bill allowing municipalities to create charter schools would only lead to financial complications and legal conundrums
Democrats and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are claiming a bill allowing municipalities to create charter schools would only lead to financial complications and legal conundrums
 
Lawmakers want to give virtual charter schools more time to improve student performance as the four year pilot program nears completion
Lawmakers want to give virtual charter schools more time to improve student performance as the four year pilot program nears completion
 
Charter schools have flourished in North Carolina since 2011, when the General Assembly removed the statewide cap of 100. Along with the rest of the country, though, that growth recently has started to slow
Charter schools have flourished in North Carolina since 2011, when the General Assembly removed the statewide cap of 100. Along with the rest of the country, though, that growth recently has started to slow
 
Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, posed a question summing up the sometimes tense relationship between charter schools and traditional public schools
Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, posed a question summing up the sometimes tense relationship between charter schools and traditional public schools
 
Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit against North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program
Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit against North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program
 
Recently the respected web site Education Next highlighted a new study by Sarah Cordes of Temple University which looked at charter schools and their spillover effects on neighboring non-charter students.
Recently the respected web site Education Next highlighted a new study by Sarah Cordes of Temple University which looked at charter schools and their spillover effects on neighboring non-charter students.
 
Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities
Since National School Choice Week began in 2011, North Carolina has become a leader in expanding educational opportunities
 
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