Lindsay Wagner

Lindsay Wagner is senior writer/researcher at the Public School Forum of North Carolina. She provides research, analysis, and reporting on issues pertaining to education in North Carolina with a particular focus on transparency and accountability.

 

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Steep cuts to North Carolina’s education agency hurt low-performing schools the most

Lisa* has dedicated her professional life to helping low-performing schools transform into buildings where students can succeed. As she drove...

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Will General Assembly fix critical flaws in new principal pay plan?

It has been a year and a half since a legislative committee heard testimony from education and business stakeholders about...

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In North Carolina, funding gaps are shortchanging students with special needs

Cleveland County Schools’ Exceptional Children Director Nellie Aspel, who is charged with managing all of the moving parts related to...

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Will North Carolina schools see a fix in January for the class size crisis?

North Carolina school districts counting on a January legislative fix to the class size mandate that’s having a big impact...

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Without action, class size mandate threatens Pre-K in some school districts

Without the necessary time and money to build more elementary school classrooms to satisfy the General Assembly’s requirement to lower...

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Is North Carolina really a destination for teachers?

When former teacher James Sadler saw a headline last week calling North Carolina a “destination for teachers,” he had a...

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Serious questions arise for state’s largest voucher school

North Carolina’s largest recipient of private school vouchers has filed a financial review that lacked basic information consistent with “generally...

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North Carolina’s school voucher program: An accountability and transparency wish list for 2017

A common refrain I hear in the course of my reporting and writing about school vouchers — a program that...

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Charter school oversight board to discuss virtual charter schools, new applications next week

The NC Charter School Advisory Board will meet next week, November 15-16, to begin its review of new applications made by those...

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Charter advocates reeling after low number of new charter schools approved for 2017

Days after the State Board of Education voted last week to reject five of the Charter School Advisory Board’s 13...

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When charter schools fail

Erinn Rochelle says she beat herself up for months after her sons’ charter school unexpectedly shut down during its first...

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New law could keep bad charters in business

When members of the NC Charter School Advisory Board convened in Raleigh for their June meeting this week, they engaged...