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6/27/2023

The NC Justice Center released this report earlier this month identifying private schools with more vouchers than students. Ann Doss Helms then went looking for one of the private schools with a discrepancy — and she couldn’t find it. Read her story here. On Twitter, she reports, “Rep. John Torbett’s office says legislative fiscal staff confirm discrepancies between enrollment and vouchers: looking into details and explanations.” Doss also reports that the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority — which administers the vouchers — confirmed that one of the private schools identified in the Justice Center’s report “had been declared ineligible for vouchers and referred to the State Bureau of Investigation.”

HB 219 — the charter omnibus bill — will be heard today at 10:30 in the Senate ed committee meeting.

EdNC asked parents in western North Carolina to let us know everything they could about what they liked most about their children’s school. 1,673 parents shared their stories with us. Of those, 1,085 said engaging and caring teachers, administrators, or support staff were the best things about their schools. Our educators are the best.

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Mebane Rash

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


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