NC Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over control of public schools

RALEIGH - The State Supreme Court has agreed to hear a court case to decide who should have control over North Carolina’s public schools. The State Board of Education is appealing a lower court ruling in July that upheld a state law that shifts more control over public education operations to State Schools Superintendent Mark [...]

NC Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over control of public schools 2017-12-15T09:00:57+00:00

Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation

Dad with kids going to the bus stop An Associated Press article about segregation in charter schools has sparked a stinging backlash from education advocates across the country. The article, which went out wide on the AP wire under the headline “US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation,” makes the assertion that [...]

Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation 2017-12-12T09:47:06+00:00

Charters Didn’t Cause Segregation. They’re a Solution for Its Victims.

Of all the injustices in contemporary American society, perhaps the most grotesque is the system that ties education to neighborhoods that are segregated by race and class. One of the things a young couple buys along with a home is access to its school district, the value of which is incorporated into the sale price. [...]

Charters Didn’t Cause Segregation. They’re a Solution for Its Victims. 2017-12-11T13:29:41+00:00

ISD narrows in on management organizations for Southside Ashpole

Innovative School District Superintendent Eric Hall announced to the State Board Wednesday two finalists to take over the Robeson County school chosen as the first Innovative School District. He also released the name of the independent consultant who will evaluate the two groups, as well as the organization that will be in charge of evaluating [...]

ISD narrows in on management organizations for Southside Ashpole 2017-12-11T13:23:47+00:00

Public School Choice, Any Way You Slice It

Our new report, Stepping Up: How Are American Cities Delivering on the Promise of Public School Choice?, finds a variety of public school choice available in cities—district-run magnet, innovation, and open-enrollment schools; charter schools overseen by multiple authorizers; and district-charter partnership schools. In some cities, private schools accept publicly subsidized vouchers. In others, students can [...]

Public School Choice, Any Way You Slice It 2017-12-11T09:50:11+00:00

Response to the Associated Press Examination of the Racial Makeup of Public Charter Schools

Public charter schools emerged more than two decades ago out of some of America’s most racially isolated communities, because the traditional public schools that families had been assigned to were failing to meet their needs. Free and open to all, charters today serve three million students who have chosen to be there. Families of all [...]

Response to the Associated Press Examination of the Racial Makeup of Public Charter Schools 2017-12-07T22:31:13+00:00

Two decades later, Governor’s appointees look to breathe life into NC’s landmark school funding ruling

“By every objective measure, we are underfunded and we are failing.” That’s how Larry Armstrong, longtime attorney for the Halifax County Board of Education, summed up the task before Gov. Roy Cooper’s Commission on Access to Sound, Basic Education Thursday—more than two decades after the pivotal Leandro Supreme Court decision rebuked the state for school [...]

Two decades later, Governor’s appointees look to breathe life into NC’s landmark school funding ruling 2017-12-07T10:39:33+00:00

Transportation Remains a Barrier to Choice, Charter School Access

The Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell released its report analyzing how the cities – which ranged from New York City to New Orleans, Los Angeles to Houston, Washington, D.C. to Chicago, and Boston to Kansas City – are responding to increasing school choice options for students, provided by both [...]

Transportation Remains a Barrier to Choice, Charter School Access 2017-12-04T10:43:35+00:00
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