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Cooper says his budget would cover unfunded Leandro items

As the N.C. Supreme Court is considering its next steps in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit, Gov. Roy Cooper has added a new twist to the dispute. Cooper’s proposed 2022-23 state budget adjustments would cover portions of a court-ordered Leandro compliance plan that remain unfunded to date.

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Locke’s Terry Stoops touts the Parents’ Bill of Rights

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses Locke’s proposed Parents’ Bill of Rights. Stoops offered these comments during the May 10., 2022, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Appeals Court to decide whether UNC System students can seek refunds from COVID semester

The University of North Carolina System could be forced to refund portions of fees charged to students across the state in spring 2020, depending on the outcome of a case heard Tuesday morning at the N.C. Court of Appeals.

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Top 25 NC schools includes 8 charters

The latest list of top high schools as published by U.S. News and World Reports has eight public charter schools among the top 25 high schools in North Carolina. The list was compiled based on data for nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Here are the eight schools making the...

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N.C. Appeals Court blocks ‘burdensome’ discovery in Opportunity Scholarship lawsuit

The N.C. Court of Appeals has issued new orders blocking all activity in a lawsuit challenging the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program. That includes “burdensome” discovery targeting multiple private schools.

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Audit: Charter school falsified student records and misused funds

Surry County charter school falsified student records and misused funds according to a State Auditor report. An investigative report by State Auditor Beth Wood’s office has revealed that a now-defunct charter school in Surry County falsified student enrollment records to obtain state funding, misused school funds, and failed to prepare and submit 1099 tax forms.  The report on...

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Leandro judge rules plan is underfunded by $785 million, won’t order transfer

The judge in North Carolina's long-running Leandro school funding legal dispute calls for state government to spend an additional $785 million on education-related items. But he has jettisoned a controversial provision from a previous court ruling that raised constitutional concerns

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