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Public Education
Public school alternatives continue rise in North Carolina, as enrollment in public schools declines

Total charter school enrollment in North Carolina rose approximately 5% this school year, while total public school enrollment shrank by 0.4%. This latest data from the North Carolina Department of… Read More

November 8, 2023
Public Education
North Carolina pep rally goes viral after students perform sexually provocative dances, raising concerns from parents 

Parents and community members are shocked after students performed in bondage and drag queen attire at a North Carolina high school pep rally.   Oak Grove High School in Davidson County… Read More

October 16, 2023
Report: Teachers, state employees associations declining in membership in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – Teachers and state employee public associations had significant declines in membership between 2021 and 2022, a new North Carolina report says. The state auditor’s analysis offers… Read More

September 28, 2023
North Carolina lawmakers endorse age verification for pornographic websites

(The Center Square) – Approved legislation to require age verification to access pornographic websites in North Carolina may face a legal challenge if it becomes law. Alamance County Republican Sen. Read More

September 26, 2023
Public Education
North Carolina joins growing list of states offering universal school choice with passage of state budget

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that he will allow the passage of a state budget that includes funding for universal school vouchers. Read More

September 25, 2023
Public Education
North Carolina State Board of Education vies for control of purse strings after losing charter school approval power, as 77,000 students on charter waitlist

The North Carolina General Assembly recently stripped charter school approval powers away from the State Board of Education (SBE), which has now made a move to keep control of the… Read More

September 15, 2023
Public Education
Power play: NC Board of Education seizes purse strings from charter school board

(The Center Square) – Gubernatorially appointed members of a North Carolina board led a vote Thursday to institute education policy undermining the will of the 170-member General Assembly. The state… Read More

September 8, 2023
Public Education
Four federal probes ongoing in second-largest public school district

(The Center Square) – North Carolina’s second-largest school district faces at least four investigations, each related to Title IX, by the U.S. Department of Education over sexual harassment or assaults… Read More

August 18, 2023
North Carolina enacts laws to protect women and children from gender ideology after successful veto overrides

The North Carolina General Assembly overrode six vetoes from Gov. Roy Cooper, enacting laws promising to protect women and children from radical gender ideology. Cooper, a Democrat, has already been… Read More

August 17, 2023
Legislature poised to overturn North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of bill banning child sex changes

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican supermajorities in the North Carolina state legislature are set to overturn Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a ban on child sex changes. North… Read More

August 16, 2023
Christian Schools
Reports: Public school enrollment down 10% in last 15 years in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – Two new reports on homeschooled and private school students in North Carolina are offering snapshots into the long-term trend of parents seeking alternatives to traditional public… Read More

August 7, 2023
Public Education
Poll: Battleground state voters, on education, trust Republicans over Democrats

(The Center Square) – Lingering concerns about pandemic learning loss have shifted voter trust on education issues from Democrats to Republicans in four battleground states, including North Carolina. A new… Read More

August 3, 2023
Cooper vetoes charter school legislation

(The Center Square) – Another piece of charter school legislation was vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper late Friday afternoon. The bill would have lessened the caps on enrollment growth. The… Read More

July 24, 2023
NC House’s veto override challenges on gender transitions, girls’ sports still expected, but on hold

(The Center Square) – Veto override votes in the North Carolina House of Representatives are expected next week at the earliest. None were taken Wednesday when it was thought a… Read More

July 13, 2023
North Carolina governor vetoes three bills intended to protect parents’ rights and minors; Legislature may override

The North Carolina governor vetoed three bills pertaining to parental rights and gender-altering procedures last week while the Legislature prepares to vote on possible overrides this week. Gov. Roy Cooper… Read More

July 11, 2023
‘Scare teachers into silence’: Dem Gov vetoes bill to require teachers inform parents of students’ pronouns

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have required teachers to notify parents if their child requested to change their… Read More

July 6, 2023
Override challenges expected for three gubernatorial vetoes

(The Center Square) – Veto override challenges are expected for three bills rejected Wednesday by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The legislation involves women’s sports; parents, school children and their… Read More

July 6, 2023
‘American values’ education bill still idling, opposed by UNC faculty

(The Center Square) – As the nation celebrates the 247th anniversary of the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence, some in the General Assembly want North Carolina college graduates… Read More

July 3, 2023
North Carolina Parents’ Bill of Rights clears House, needs concurrence in Senate

(The Center Square) – North Carolina students and parents could gain more protections in the public school system through legislation in the final stages of approval in the General Assembly. Read More

June 29, 2023
Prohibition of gender transition procedures on minors passes North Carolina House

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting state dollars and public health care facilities for “gender transition procedures on minors.” The contentious measure next… Read More

June 22, 2023