Tag:national school choice week

  • Poll: Support for school choice spans partisan, racial lines

    School choice doesn’t have to be a partisan issue, and a new study suggests it most certainly is not. Eighty-one percent of North Carolinians agree that parents should have a say as to where their child attends school, the Civitas Institute, a conservative advocacy group based in Raleigh, says…

  • Behind the numbers of National School Choice Week

    This week marks the single largest celebration of school choice in U.S. history. Educators and families across the country are celebrating National School Choice Week with 21,392 events that began Sunday and will end Saturday. North Carolina alone will hold…

  • Storify: National School Choice Week 2017

    Families, teachers, and education advocacy organizations this week are celebrating National School Choice Week. But what do people mean when they say "school choice?" And is it really effective? To answer these questions, we've pulled together reactions from across social media. Take a look. View image on Twitter…

  • Cooper, NCGA will butt heads over Opportunity Scholarships

    Gov. Roy Cooper says he wants to defund North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program against the will of North Carolina’s conservative legislative majority. “Obviously there will be no voucher funding in any budget that I propose with the General Assembly,” Cooper told The Associated Press before his…

  • Parents, Teachers Seek Options At Charter School Fair

    RALEIGH — Monday night’s charter school fair at the Holiday Inn-Crabtree was one of many events being held in North Carolina in observance of National School Choice Week, Jan. 25-31. At the fair, parents visited with charter school operators to consider alternatives to traditional public schools for their children, and teachers…