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North Carolina court stops order to spend $1.7B on education
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Dec 1, 7:14 AM: A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of parts of a trial judge’s recent order that demanded $1.75 billion in state taxpayer funds be spent — without express legislative approval — to address public >
Local Charter School Helps Give Family a New Start
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Nov 30, 6:21 AM: We feel great with the way Phoenix pays attention to details, specifically how they see the potential in each kid.” He continues, “They push the kids to go beyond their capabilities, always pushing the kids to go the extra >
New N.C. budget expands school choice
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Nov 23, 7:28 AM: Many North Carolinians breathed a sigh of relief last week when the GOP-led legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to terms on a budget for the new biennium. School choice advocates were among them and have plenty >
Small enrollment slide could cost Durham Public Schools millions in funding
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Nov 19, 9:05 AM: Durham Public Schools could lose an estimated $2.5 million in state funding if the state does not act to protect districts that have lost enrollment this year. State funding for K-12 public education is based on student >
Kindergarten enrollments rebound in NC, but school alternatives boom
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Nov 16, 6:09 AM: While most students still attend a district school, more families are embracing non-traditional schooling options: charters, private, and, especially of late, homeschools.
What does the NC budget mean for education? Voucher money, pandemic help and more
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Nov 16, 6:04 AM: More taxpayer money would go to help North Carolina families pay for private school, and public schools would be shielded from losing state money for having fewer students this year, under a new state budget proposal. >
Judge could issue extraordinary NC school spending order
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Nov 10, 9:49 AM: Approaching a potential constitutional confrontation, Democratic legislators and some lawyers say there’s little choice left but for a North Carolina judge this week to take the extraordinary step of ordering $1.7 billion >
'As long as there's community interest' | Popular CMS virtual learning option could be sticking around
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Nov 10, 9:39 AM: There are roughly 150 kids on the waitlist for the virtual elementary school and 197 kids on the waitlist for virtual middle school.
NC schools face ‘destabilizing’ budget cuts because of drop in enrollment since pandemic
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Nov 5, 7:25 AM: North Carolina school districts have not returned to pre-pandemic student enrollment totals, putting them in danger of losing $132 million in state funding this year.
Public schools see minor rebound from student exodus of 2020
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Nov 3, 5:53 AM: Last week, the state Department of Public Instruction, DPI, released its first look at how many students returned this year to the state’s public schools — charter and traditional. Anyone hoping that traditional public >
Charter school to award college scholarship
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Oct 29, 8:12 AM: One lucky Phoenix Academy student will win a $25,000 college scholarship on Monday as a part of the charter school’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Perspective | Elementary students blossom at innovative UNC-Charlotte summer reading camp
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Oct 27, 8:40 AM: Summer is an opportune time to offer children programs that provide academic support, enrichment opportunities, and social and emotional growth. Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the past two school years, >
CMS students get extra day off next week, making Halloween 4-day weekend
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Oct 27, 6:07 AM: "Our teachers need a little bit of a breather, and they don’t get a lot of breathers,” school board member Margaret Marshall said.
Teacher’s union on decline as pandemic-weary parents clamor for more options
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Oct 27, 5:24 AM: North Carolina’s self-described teachers’ union still has clout with many Democratic lawmakers in the legislature, but its influence — and popularity — with teachers and everyday North Carolinians appears to be waning. >
Local school districts set aside 'mental health' days for students, teachers
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Oct 26, 5:22 AM: Several school districts in central North Carolina are setting aside time for students and teachers to take a "mental health" break.
Judge could issue order compelling lawmakers to fund Leandro in early November
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Oct 19, 5:36 AM: The judge in the long-running Leandro school funding case could issue an order as early as three weeks compelling the General Assembly to fully fund a court-ordered plan drawn up by California-based consultants. >
Charlotte school is No. 1 in NC in new ranking of elementary, middle schools
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Oct 13, 8:19 AM: Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, a K-8 public charter school established in 2000 in Charlotte, ranked as the No. 1 elementary school and No. 2 middle school in North Carolina. Scholars Academy took the No. 1 statewide >
Column: N.C. needs more Opportunity Scholarships
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Oct 11, 11:07 AM: America prides itself on being the land of opportunity and equality — but our education systems fail to realize that promise. By placing children in schools based on where they live rather than their unique needs and >
Schools Lay Plans to Tackle ‘Learning Loss’
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Oct 8, 8:18 AM: State tests administered to public school students this spring showed that many children have fallen behind in learning over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
State Board October highlights: COVID-19, charter school funding, and more
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Oct 8, 8:03 AM: The State Board of Education heard an overview on exactly how charter schools are funded and issues with the way it happens, both for charter schools and traditional public schools.

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