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Legislation to expand school choice in North Carolina is on the move in both chambers of the General Assembly, after both the N.C. Senate Education Committee and Rules Committee OK’ed a measure to increase the dollar value of Opportunity Scholarships and open them to more families.
Legislation to expand school choice in North Carolina is on the move in both chambers of the General Assembly, after both the N.C. Senate Education Committee and Rules Committee OK’ed a measure to increase the dollar value of Opportunity Scholarships and open them to more families.
 
Republicans in the N.C. House are advancing a bill that would expand and strengthen the state’s three school-choice scholarship programs that help low-income children and those with special needs attend a private school.
Republicans in the N.C. House are advancing a bill that would expand and strengthen the state’s three school-choice scholarship programs that help low-income children and those with special needs attend a private school.
 
North Carolina’s lawmakers are moving to advance school choice.
 
Reopening schools is the top priority of Catherine Truitt, the Republican candidate for state superintendent.
 
Three families that benefit from North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program hope to intervene in a lawsuit challenging that program.
Three families that benefit from North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program hope to intervene in a lawsuit challenging that program.
 
Opponents of school choice in North Carolina are attacking the curricula in private schools
 
North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities
North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities
 
The continuing battle over separation of powers between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly played out simultaneously in two venues Friday morning
The continuing battle over separation of powers between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly played out simultaneously in two venues Friday morning
 
Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit against North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program
Enough is enough, say school voucher advocates who want a three-judge Superior Court panel to dismiss Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit against North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program
 
Traditional public schools saw about 5,000 fewer students walk through their doors for the 2016-17 school year
Traditional public schools saw about 5,000 fewer students walk through their doors for the 2016-17 school year
 
Last week Duke’s Children Law Clinic released its study of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), School Vouchers in North Carolina: The First Three Years
Last week Duke’s Children Law Clinic released its study of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), School Vouchers in North Carolina: The First Three Years
 
North Carolina families are hungry for school choice. To wit: the state’s opportunity scholarship program has had more than 15,000 eligible applicants since its inception just two years ago
North Carolina families are hungry for school choice. To wit: the state’s opportunity scholarship program has had more than 15,000 eligible applicants since its inception just two years ago
 
Time is running out for parents who are eligible for opportunity scholarships and haven't applied. The deadline to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides up to $4,200 a year in tuition vouchers for low-income children to use at private schools, is March 1
Time is running out for parents who are eligible for opportunity scholarships and haven't applied. The deadline to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides up to $4,200 a year in tuition vouchers for low-income children to use at private schools, is March 1
 
Ten year-old Donovan Coates-St. Remy loves science club, geography club, and his Windows 10 ThinkPad
Ten year-old Donovan Coates-St. Remy loves science club, geography club, and his Windows 10 ThinkPad
 
The N.C. Supreme Court gave a boost to school choice efforts on Thursday by declaring that the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships Program met constitutional muster.
The N.C. Supreme Court gave a boost to school choice efforts on Thursday by declaring that the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships Program met constitutional muster.
 
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the Opportunity Scholarship program is constitutional.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the Opportunity Scholarship program is constitutional.
 
A House education committee on Tuesday gave its OK to House Bill 133, a measure increasing the scholarship amount available to special needs students who attend private schools from $3,000 per semester to $4,000. It also approved a change allowing families receiving those scholarships to collect...
A House education committee on Tuesday gave its OK to House Bill 133, a measure increasing the scholarship amount available to special needs students who attend private schools from $3,000 per semester to $4,000. It also approved a change allowing families receiving those scholarships to collect...
 
The N.C. Supreme Court says the state can commence administrative preparations for the Opportunity Scholarship Program while it considers an appeal from a lower court's order that ruled the program unconstitutional.
The N.C. Supreme Court says the state can commence administrative preparations for the Opportunity Scholarship Program while it considers an appeal from a lower court's order that ruled the program unconstitutional.
 
Parents of nearly 1,900 students who had been awarded Opportunity Scholarships that were ruled unconstitutional last month by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood are sending their children to private schools anyway.
Parents of nearly 1,900 students who had been awarded Opportunity Scholarships that were ruled unconstitutional last month by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood are sending their children to private schools anyway.
 
The move Thursday by a Wake County Superior Court judge to strike down the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program is seen as a short-term setback by supporters of the private tuition vouchers.
The move Thursday by a Wake County Superior Court judge to strike down the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program is seen as a short-term setback by supporters of the private tuition vouchers.
 
The N.C. General Assembly's biennial short session opens Wednesday. North Carolina does not have statutory session limits, so the session will last as long as necessary to finish business.
The N.C. General Assembly's biennial short session opens Wednesday. North Carolina does not have statutory session limits, so the session will last as long as necessary to finish business.
 
Parents of students seeking to benefit from the state's Opportunity Scholarships program must wait for the N.C. Court of Appeals to consider a lawsuit filed on their behalf. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood denied motions made by defendants to delay his preliminary injunction preventing the schol
Parents of students seeking to benefit from the state's Opportunity Scholarships program must wait for the N.C. Court of Appeals to consider a lawsuit filed on their behalf. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood denied motions made by defendants to delay his preliminary injunction preventing the schol
 
The Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and initiator of the Moral Monday protests, continued his attack Tuesday on what he called "a monster voter suppression bill" and likened efforts to award Opportunity Scholarships to children from low-income families to segregationist actions of...
The Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and initiator of the Moral Monday protests, continued his attack Tuesday on what he called "a monster voter suppression bill" and likened efforts to award Opportunity Scholarships to children from low-income families to segregationist actions of...
 
Supporters of North Carolina's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program see the motion granted Friday by a Superior Court judge placing the plan on hold as little more than a temporary setback. Advocates of the 2013 measure, which would have provided up to 2,400 low-income public school...
Supporters of North Carolina's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program see the motion granted Friday by a Superior Court judge placing the plan on hold as little more than a temporary setback. Advocates of the 2013 measure, which would have provided up to 2,400 low-income public school...
 
Money to provide opportunity scholarships -- or school vouchers -- to children from lower income families has made it into the House budget...
Money to provide opportunity scholarships -- or school vouchers -- to children from lower income families has made it into the House budget...
 
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