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Opportunity Scholarships get a boost in new N.C. budget

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The revised budget being considered this week by the North Carolina General Assembly would increase funding for the Opportunity Scholarship Program and raise income thresholds needed to qualify.

The budget puts an extra $56 million into the reserve fund for the scholarships, which are designed to give low- and moderate-income families the opportunity to leave their locally zoned public school and attend a private school that is a better fit for their children. 


Opportunity Scholarships get a boost in new N.C. budget

By David Bass, Carolina Journal

The revised budget being considered this week by the North Carolina General Assembly would increase funding for the Opportunity Scholarship Program and raise income thresholds needed to qualify.

The budget puts an extra $56 million into the reserve fund for the scholarships, which are designed to give low- and moderate-income families the opportunity to leave their locally zoned public school and attend a private school that is a better fit for their children. 

 


HEIDY GÓMEZ Y MARTHA ZALDIVAR: DOS HISPANAS PODEROSAS

Fuente: Coreen Villalobos Mundo

Raleigh, N.C., 28 de junio de 2022- Entre los muchos pensamientos compartidos con la Humanidad por la antropóloga y mensajera de la paz de la ONU, Jane Goodall, figura este: 
"No dejes pasar ni un solo día sin que tenga impacto en el mundo que te rodea. Lo que haces marca la diferencia, y tienes que decidir qué tipo de diferencia es la que quieres hacer".

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Gov. Cooper pitches state budget proposal heavy on education spending

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Gov. Roy Cooper held a media briefing Wednesday afternoon to pitch his recommended state budget.

Cooper outlined his state budget plan that includes a 10% raise for teachers and principals over two years -- 5.7% in the first year and 4.3% in the second. The plan also provides a $2,000 bonus for educators in May of this year.


NC lawmakers want more funds to send kids from low-income homes to private school

By Emma Withrow

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Some North Carolina lawmakers want to get more money directed to a school voucher program that gives low-income parents the choice to send their kids to private schools.

The school voucher program currently provides $4,200 to low-income families who want to send their kids to a private school. Now, fast forward to the current legislative session.


NC educators group seeks $15 per hour for school workers and ending state-funded school vouchers

By Holden Kurwicki

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Association of Educators and State Superintendent Catherine Truitt seem to agree that change is necessary to improve our children’s education, but that doesn’t mean they’re on the same page as to how to go about it.

“We don’t want to put our school personnel in unsafe positions,” said NCAE President Tamika Walker-Kelly.


Public school enrollment is down in N.C. as alternatives grow during COVID-19 pandemic

By Keung Hui, The News & Observer

RALEIGH — North Carolina's traditional public schools are fighting to hold on to their students as they lose ground to their competitors during the coronavirus pandemic.


QC Life: National School Choice Week

It’s an important decision that parents need to make. What type of school is best for your child? Maybe the past year of online learning has made that answer a little clearer. This week is National School Choice Week. Brian Jodice is the Executive Vice President of Parents for Educational Freedom in NC. He joined us on QC Morning to tell us more about this “celebration”. 


What’s happening this school choice week

By Alex Granados, EdNC.org

This week is National School Choice Week. It’s held every January, and its purpose is to highlight all the options parents and students have for attending K-12 schools.

Traditionally, when people think about school choice in our state, they think about the three major options available to North Carolina students: public, private, and charter.