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Today is the 2020 Fall Planning and Work Session of the North Carolina State Board of Education. Here is the agenda.

From EdNC’s Alex Granados:

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attended a roundtable conversation on education at the offices of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina in Raleigh yesterday. She heard from Mike Long, president of the organization, as well as legislators such as President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and parents who are taking advantage of opportunity scholarships and other school choice programs in the state. 

Opportunity scholarships offer state money for low-income students to attend private schools. 

During her visit, DeVos talked about the need for funding systems where the money follows the student instead of the system. That means that whether a student goes to public school, private school, or a homeschool, government funding provided for the education of that student would travel with them to whichever educational setting he or she chooses. 

“We should be talking about funding a child and their education, not a system or a building,” DeVos said. 

She also talked about her support for federal tax credits that would go to state programs such as the opportunity scholarship program in North Carolina. For more information, here is the press release. Here is Keung Hui’s article.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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