(Raleigh, NC)— Dr. Eric Hall, Deputy State Superintendent of Innovation and founding Superintendent of the North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD), announced today the names of the qualifying lowperforming, schools in the state and those that will be considered for inclusion in the ISD for the 2019-20 school year. The qualifying list, which includes both [...]
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Washington D.C. - We are pleased to join many of our colleagues in the education community in supporting the Secure Our Schools Act, sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill authorizes funding for evidence-based strategies and programs to prevent school violence. We recognize and thank the Senators [...]
Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, posed a question summing up the sometimes tense relationship between charter schools and traditional public schools. “When I talk to charter people, they say that funding is not equal,” Tillman said during a Thursday, Feb. 22, meeting of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform. “When I talk to [...]
By Jon Hawley Staff Writer Sunday, February 25, 2018 State lawmakers' new school safety committee aims to hold its first meeting in March and identify both short- and long-term steps to protect schools, a committee co-chairman told The Daily Advance Friday. On Tuesday, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, named 40-plus representatives to the House Select [...]
RALEIGH - Charter school supporters lobbied state lawmakers Thursday for more money at a time when charter schools and traditional public schools are arguing with each over about how much funding they receive. School choice advocates told state legislators that charter school students aren’t being funded fairly compared to students in traditional public schools, [...]
North Carolina is one step closer to a decision about who is ultimately in charge of the public education of its students. The State Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from lawyers representing the State Board of Education, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, and the state of North Carolina in the final step of [...]
RALEIGH — Two years after state education officials were accused of being too negative about charter schools, a new report praises North Carolina’s fast-growing charter schools and warns of “inequity” in their funding. The state Office of Charter Schools says it’s “pleased to report” that charter schools are becoming more racially diverse and are enrolling [...]