This week in #nced: ‘The Future of Education’: Rowan-Salisbury Schools Unveils Renewal Plan; Only Low-Performing Schools Can Get Charter-Like Flexibility. Wake Says That ‘Stinks’
This week in #nced:’Nothing’s Really Changed’: NC Teaching Fellows Still Enrolling Mostly White Female Students; School Board Axes Grant Funds For Equity Training
This week in #nced: Without Evidence to Suggest They are Effective, NC Senate Moves to Expand Private School Vouchers and Virtual Charter School Programs; Senate Lowers Performance Standards for Charter Schools, Eliminates Enrollment Cap
Without Evidence That They Are Effective, NC Senate Moves to Expand Vouchers and Virtual Charter Schools
By Lindsay Wagner Relying on sound data when it comes to making decisions around spending North Carolina’s taxpayer dollars should be a no-brainer. However, in spite of the fact that we don’t know if our publicly funded school voucher program produces positive...
This week in #nced: Teachers March on Raleigh to Ask for More Support for Their Students; House Budget Delays Raises Till January Because of ‘Availability’ of Funds
House budget would shred the small amount of accountability that exists for the school voucher program
By Lindsay Wagner Since its inception, North Carolina’s school voucher program has suffered from a stunning lack of transparency and accountability that should safeguard the public’s investment in private schools. The voucher program already makes public dollars...
This week in #nced: Thousands of Teachers will March in Raleigh on May 1. Here are the Event Details; 26 School Districts Cancel Class Ahead of Teacher Rally in Downtown Raleigh
GREENSBORO, NC (April 24, 2019) – A new report released today by the Public School Forum of North Carolina and its NC Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) highlights large areas of North Carolina where young people are at risk of not succeeding. The report,...
This week in #nced: Many Kids Can’t Get into NC Pre-K. Now Some Lawmakers Want to Offer Online Preschool; Senators Are Acting on 3 Education Bills Affecting Testing, Reading and Teacher Shortages
This week in #nced: For Rural Schools, Extra Money Could Help Keep The Roof On; Advocating for ‘Our Children’ or a ‘Marxist’ Event? NC’s Upcoming Teacher Protest Draws Debate.
This week in #nced NC Senate Continues Push for Alternatives to Public Schools; The Evolution of School Segregation: The North Carolina Story
This week in #nced: NC House Moves Forward with Changes to A-F School Grades; Bills to Cut K-12 Testing, Challenge Curriculum Materials Advance in House
This week in #nced: House Education Committee Tackles School Performance Grades; School Board Weighs Pay Cuts
This week in #nced: Another Fayetteville Voucher School at Heart of Athletics Scandal; NC Ranks 29th in Nation for Teacher Pay, 2nd in Southeast
By Lindsay Wagner Fayetteville’s Village Christian Academy, a private school newly participating in the state’s taxpayer-funded Opportunity Scholarships Program, found itself embroiled in scandal this month when the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic...
This week in #nced: NC Teachers Who Carry Guns in Schools Would Get Pay Raises Under New Bill; Report Says Average NC Teacher Salary Is Nearly $54,000. But NCAE Says That Figure Is ‘Skewed.’
This week in #nced: School Bond Proposal Sets Stage for Legislative Fight; Report Says ‘Leaky Pipeline’ of Students in Education System Is Costing NC Skilled Workers
This week in #nced: Senate Leader: If NC Private School Voucher Money Is Going Unspent, Loosen the Rules; ‘Don’t Go Be a Teacher’ Is the Attitude NC Schools Chief Wants to Change. Here’s How.