• Monday numbers

    A-F
    Monday, September 26, 2016

    153—number of public schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading system for the 2015-2016 school year (“2015–16 Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools,” N.C. Department of Public Instruction, September 1, 2016)

    6.6— percentage of public schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading ...

Former state legislator adds fuel to the fire over how charter schools are funded

When North Carolina lawmakers heard proposals in June to dramatically revamp how charters are funded, public school advocates pleaded for more time.

The bill before the chamber, a state Senate draft authored by a staunch charter supporter would have bound traditional K-12 schools to grant charters access to more pots of public funding. Lawmakers, concerned about the precedent of authorizing such a major change in funding during the chamber’s short session, deferred until next year.

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The political machine behind the conflict between NC Farm Families and the Waterkeeper Alliance

A hard rain drips down the window of a farmhouse. A farmer stares at the dreary day and takes another sip of coffee from his cup.

“Struggle,” one of several ads produced by NC Farm Families is narrated by a young woman extolling the virtues of family farming. Her family’s farm, near Mt. Olive, she says, is a century old. “A farmer works six days a week because farming gets in his blood,” she says, with a touch of solemnity in her voice, “then goes to church to give thanks.”

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HB2 update: Inside the federal courthouse at yesterday’s hearing

With elbow-length winter-white hair, and wearing black shorts and a sleeveless shirt, Hunter Schaefer looked vaguely Nordic. Her celery-thin legs were jammed into thick-soled, black platform shoes, and, like many girls and boys in their early teens, she seemed coltish.

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Monday numbers

153---number of public schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading system for the 2015-2016 school year (“2015–16 Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools,” N.C. Department of Public Instruction, September 1, 2016)

6.6--- percentage of public schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading system for the 2015-2016 school year (Ibid)

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Contentious, costly HB2 underscores North Carolina’s urban and rural divide

Since its passage in March, the struggle over House Bill 2 has underlined an already apparent divide between urban and rural North Carolina.

The law began as a struggle between the conservative majority in the North Carolina legislature and the Charlotte city council, which moved to provide broad anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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Monday numbers

153---number of public schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading system for the 2015-2016 school year (“2015–16 Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools,” N.C. Department of Public Instruction, September 1, 2016)

6.6--- percentage of public schools that received a grade of A or A+ng on the A-F grading system for the 2015-2016 school year (Ibid)

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