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

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

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

Charter advocacy group fears House tax plan will harm charter schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says the House of Representatives’ tax reform plan threatens the ability of charter schools to fund building projects through lower-cost lending programs. H.R. 1 removes public charter schools from qualifying for three programs: New Market Tax Credits, Private Activity Bonds, and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds. “This is devastating [...]

Charter advocacy group fears House tax plan will harm charter schools 2017-11-30T13:47:42+00:00

Gov. Cooper Names New Appointees for State Boards and Commissions

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper named 21 new appointees to various state boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services and the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission. “I appreciate these North Carolinians offering their time and expertise to serve their communities and our state in these important [...]

Gov. Cooper Names New Appointees for State Boards and Commissions 2017-11-20T23:41:01+00:00

Cooper leaves charter schools off the list

RALEIGH — With a semester nearly under their belts, N.C.’s education leadership is taking time to recognize National Education Week. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a declaration Monday and dispatched some of his leadership team to public schools for a visit. “We know we need to do more to support public education in North Carolina,” said [...]

Cooper leaves charter schools off the list 2017-11-20T23:37:41+00:00
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