Tag:achievement school district

  • Achievement School District bill passes House, heads to governor

    A measure to rehabilitate five of North Carolina’s failing public schools passed the state House and Senate on consecutive days after facing opposition from Democratic lawmakers who said the bill would allow charter school companies to exploit taxpayers while perpetuating low performance among struggling students. Republican backers of House…

  • Achievement School District Bill Passes Senate

    A measure to rehabilitate five of North Carolina’s failing public schools passed the state Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 35-14 after facing opposition from lawmakers who said the bill would allow charter school companies to exploit taxpayer money while perpetuating low performance among struggling students. House Bill 1080,…

  • Senate Committee Moves Achievement District Forward

    Following heated debate, a Senate committee on Friday approved a revised version of a House-passed bill that would seek to reboot five of the state’s lowest-performing schools by removing them from local school district control and placing them under charter-like management. House Bill 1080, “Achievement School District,” is modeled…

  • Achievement School District Measure Passes House, Heads To Senate

    By a 60-49 vote, the state House on Thursday passed a bill that would temporarily remove five of North Carolina’s lowest-performing public schools from their districts, placing them instead under the supervision of an Achievement School District that would allow charter-like flexibility and management. House Bill 1080, which was…

  • Achievement School District Bill Headed To House Floor

    After some debate, a bill that would allow five of North Carolina’s lowest-performing schools to be taken over by the state as part of a major rehabilitation effort passed on May 25 in the House Committee for K-12 Education. House Bill 1080,  Achievement School District, which was introduced last…

  • ‘Achievement School District’ Plan Gets House Committee Nod

    A state House committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to advance a bill creating an “achievement school district” that is intended to boost North Carolina’s lowest performing schools. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bryan, R-Mecklenburg, proposes a special Achievement School District that would take over operations of as many as…

  • NCGA Considering Achievement District Plan To Help Troubled Schools

    A state House committee on Wednesday looked at some of the successes and pitfalls neighboring Tennessee’s Achievement School District has experienced as lawmakers pondered ways to turn around some of the state’s worst performing schools. The House Select Committee on Achievement School Districts heard from Malika Anderson, Tennessee’s Achievement School District…