Education

NC board backs 17 new charter schools in 2016

The State Board of Education will discuss Wednesday the recommendation from an advisory board to open as many as 17 new charter schools – including four in Wake County – in 2016. The charter-school expansion is hailed by supporters as providing more options for families and blasted by critics as resegregation the public schools.

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Audits of NC community college enrollments could end this year

In a little more than two months, a long-standing program that audits North Carolina’s 58 community colleges to make sure they aren’t overstating their enrollments to increase their allotments of state dollars could come to an end. Rep. Linda Johnson, a Kannapolis Republican and a chief budget writer, says the audits weren’t justifying their expense.

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