If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again

Listen to the Center for Education Reform's latest Reality Check podcast featuring our Executive Director, Rhonda Dillingham and Pamela Blizzard, Founder and Manager of Research Triangle High School.   Listen to the podcast below!    

If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again2018-05-21T13:51:16+00:00

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Is Feb. 12-16

School bus drivers across North Carolina will bask in well-earned attention next week during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, as individual schools and districts recognize drivers’ key role with various events and celebrations. Nationally, February is Love the Bus month, aimed to raise awareness and appreciation for the safe experience of riding the bus to [...]

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Is Feb. 12-162018-02-12T15:30:12+00:00

Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — When it comes to charter schools, there are those who love them, hate them or simply don’t know much about them. So 9 On Your Side took a look at Bear Grass Charter School in Martin County to get a better idea of how they work. “A charter school in North [...]

Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction2018-02-12T11:00:31+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 school2018-02-05T11:01:17+00:00

School funding task force highlights flexibility, accountability

Flexibility was the word of the day in a meeting of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform. Several superintendents and local education agency finance officers Wednesday, Jan. 31, shared recommendations with legislators on reforming the school funding formula. These included increasing flexibility on how allocated funds are spent in regard to meeting [...]

School funding task force highlights flexibility, accountability2018-02-05T10:43:06+00:00

School administrators report: Benefits of school funding overhaul “ambiguous”

Administrators and K-12 advocates also urged legislators to separate funding for local school systems and charters. A frequent point of tension, local systems are charged with passing along a portion of state school dollars to charters serving students within their district, but charters and systems frequently bicker over that amount. Leanne Winner, director of governmental [...]

School administrators report: Benefits of school funding overhaul “ambiguous”2018-02-05T09:35:08+00:00

Charters boost N.C.’s public education

Academics love to debate whether charter schools take money away from school districts and a new research paper from Duke University and the University of Rochester is no different. It also happens to be wrong.   In North Carolina, like in most states, charters receive less public money for each student than district schools do. [...]

Charters boost N.C.’s public education2018-01-28T16:43:00+00:00

Find out where Wake County could get its next charter high school

RALEIGH - Western Wake County has some of the area’s best high schools, but leaders of a proposed charter school in Morrisville say there’s strong demand for a small, innovative charter high school in the town.   The state Charter Schools Advisory Board voted 9-1 on Monday to recommend that Kaleidsocope Charter High School receive [...]

Find out where Wake County could get its next charter high school2018-01-12T22:06:46+00:00
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