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Charter school growth forces closure of two Granville public schools

Oxford, N.C. (WRAL) — As neighboring school districts work to build more schools to accommodate growth, Granville County Schools is closing down two campuses.


NC charter schools have nearly doubled since 2011. Some say it’s time for a new cap.

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.


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Raises? Supplies? More jobs? What teachers and state workers want in NC budget talks

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.


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Parents Celebrate National School Choice Week

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. 

Teachers and students rally for school choice

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A rally was held Wednesday at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington in honor of National School Choice Week.

Students and teachers from schools like Wilmington Preparatory Academy, Oasis NC, and Glow Academy got to enjoy student performances, listen to speakers, and even win prizes.


Wilmington celebrates School Choice Week

By Bryant Reed | January 23, 2019 at 3:29 PM EST - Updated January 23 at 4:16 PM

 

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - This week is devoted towards making sure students K-12 have their options open when it comes to getting the best education possible that fits them.


NC lawmakers should stop trying to ‘discredit’ and ‘devalue’ public schools, group says

RALEIGH (News & Observer) -- North Carolina lawmakers have lost sight of the value of traditional public schools and instead pursued policies promoting school choice and competition that have helped to undermine public education, an education group charged Wednesday.


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Secular home-schooling grows in NC as more identify as non-religious schools

RALEIGH - The desire to educate their children about God is less of a reason for many North Carolina families to home-school their children instead of sending them to a public school.


Public money for private school scholarships is working, and will soon expand dramatically

Charlotte Observer

Thursday marks the anniversary of a major victory in the fight for educational freedom in North Carolina. Five years ago, the General Assembly established the Opportunity Scholarship Program, enabling low-income children to use state-funded scholarships to attend private school. This past school year, nearly 7,400 students statewide relied on Opportunity Scholarships to open doors of educational opportunity. Their ongoing freedom to do so is due in large part to educational pioneers like Charlotte’s Janet Nunn and her granddaughter, Nariah, who believed in the program even as it faced an uncertain future.


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