Tag:Rep. Larry Pittman

  • Virtual charters seek contract renewal from lawmakers

    Before becoming the board chair of N.C. Connections Academy, Bridget Phifer was a parent of a student enrolled in the virtual charter school. Health issues kept Bridget’s husband in and out of the hospital, but the flexibility offered by the virtual charter school let their daughter visit her…

  • ‘Raise the Age’ overwhelmingly passes House

    RALEIGH — North Carolina is one step closer toward raising the age for juvenile offenders. House Bill 280, Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, on May 17 passed the state House in a sweeping 104-8 vote. The bill would move 16- and-17-year-old nonviolent offenders…