In the News
By Keung Hui, News & Observer
Raleigh, NC - Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising.
By Alex Granados, EducationNC senior reporter
Raleigh, N.C. — The Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would, among other things, get rid of the enrollment cap on one of the state’s two virtual charter schools and allow it to grow its population by 20 percent annually if it so chose.
You can pretty much guarantee that year after year, teachers’ unions and their allies will make one claim:
—Our public school teachers are not paid enough and our public schools are underfunded.
It is happening right now in North Carolina, but there is something blatantly missing from the teacher pay debate.
A North Carolina woman with three grandchildren in the state’s school voucher program says she isn’t too proud to beg the governor not to reduce funding and phase it out, as he proposes.
Raleigh, N.C. — Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, a state school choice group, has announced two new members to the organization’s board of directors. Joel Ford represented Mecklenburg County as a Democrat for three terms in the North Carolina Senate and Marilyn Avila represented Wake County as a Republican for five terms in the North Carolina House.
Governor Roy Cooper released his 2019-21 budget proposal today, including an average 9.1 percent teacher pay increase, elimination of new opportunity scholarships, a revamped principal pay schedule, and more.
The release comes just one day after the Governor presented highlights from his education budget to a group of middle school educators as a sign of “respect” for teachers.
RALEIGH (News & Observer) -- The number of charter schools in North Carolina has nearly doubled since a state cap was lifted in 2011, prompting a debate about whether it’s time to put a new limit on these non-traditional public schools.
Raleigh (News & Observer) -- For the 18 years Jasmine Lauer taught English at Raleigh’s Sanderson High School, her classroom was stocked with the same textbooks she herself studied from when she was a high school student.
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- School officials, teachers and parents all gathered in Wilmington Wednesday for National School Choice Week.
- A celebration allowed guest speakers, parents and school leaders to share their stories on why their right to choose which school their children go to, is very important.