If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again

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If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again 2018-05-21T13:51:16+00:00

The National Alliance Statement on the Secure Our Schools Act

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 [...]

The National Alliance Statement on the Secure Our Schools Act 2018-03-06T21:23:43+00:00

Charter school funding fairness probed by legislative task force

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 [...]

Charter school funding fairness probed by legislative task force 2018-03-05T20:36:49+00:00

N.C. House school safety panel to meet in March

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 [...]

N.C. House school safety panel to meet in March 2018-03-03T02:17:14+00:00

Charter schools could get more money if NC lawmakers overhaul K-12 funding system

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, [...]

Charter schools could get more money if NC lawmakers overhaul K-12 funding system 2018-02-28T09:47:17+00:00

State Supreme Court hears arguments in State Board battle against Superintendent

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 [...]

State Supreme Court hears arguments in State Board battle against Superintendent 2018-02-08T10:10:54+00:00

New report praises N.C. charter schools

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 [...]

New report praises N.C. charter schools 2018-02-05T15:41:09+00:00

Innovative School Superintendent needs more time to find turnaround operator for low-performing school

North Carolina’s controversial Innovative School District needs more time to tap a private operator that’s expected to take over a struggling Robeson County elementary this year. ISD Superintendent Eric Hall asked and received permission from the State Board of Education for an additional 60 days Thursday, after an independent consultant’s review cited numerous concerns with [...]

Innovative School Superintendent needs more time to find turnaround operator for low-performing school 2018-02-05T11:01:17+00:00
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