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    Education Town Hall Meeting in Apex, NC on January 20th

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Are you a parent who wishes they had more control over where and how your child is educated?  Do you support school choice but aren’t quite sure about the impacts such programs have on local communities? If you answered yes to either of those questions you’ll want to attend our Town Hall Meeting in Apex, […]

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    Court blocks Nevada ESA program

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    Supporters of Nevada’s groundbreaking Education Savings Account (ESA) program were disappointed earlier this week when a state judge granted an injunction stopping the program, saying it takes away money from the public schools and the program is unconstitutional. Friends of the Nevada program, one the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation, are not […]

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    Quality Counts 2016: NC Score: C-

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    Earlier this week Education Week released Quality Counts 2016. ( subscription required)  The report gives overall grades and scores to states based on criteria such as chances for success, K-12 achievement and school finance.  In 2016, the nation received an overall  grade of C (74.4), the same letter grade as last year. North Carolina received […]

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    Wake County enrollment numbers getting attention

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    From the “all news is bad news” category, this morning WRAL .com reported that slowing student growth could cost Wake County Public Schools money.  According to the article, since 2011, WCPSS’ portion of students in down 2 percent to charter, private and home schools. Since student population is not expected to meet original enrollment estimates, […]

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    NCAE refuses to provide membership numbers

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    How many members does the North Carolina Association of Educators have? It's a question we've been asking a lot lately.  Why?  The State Legislature said in order for schools to provide dues check off option, NCAE must have at least 40,000 members, 20,000 of whom must be active public school teachers. Last year, the State […]

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