Here is the annual report on homeschools for 2022-23. There were 94,154 homeschools statewide — down from 112,614 in 2020-21 at the height of the pandemic and just less than the 2019-20 number of 94,863. Here you can see the numbers over time. Here you can see the number of homeschools that have opened by year. Please, please note the number of students in these reports is based on an algorithm.
Speaker Moore and President Pro Tem Phil Berger met this week to discuss the budget. The NC Tribune is reporting that “Regarding the budget, Berger said the main sticking points remained tax policy and the use of reserves. Progress has been made, but not necessarily enough to move on and begin working through other items on the checklist.”
DHHS issued a press release saying their department is moving forward with Medicaid expansion and announcing the anticipated start date of Oct. 1, 2023. “To launch expansion on Oct. 1, NCDHHS will still require action by the NC General Assembly — either through “de-coupling” expansion from the budget or through an enacted budget — by Sept. 1,” said the release.
Perspective | Proposed expansion of ‘opportunity scholarships’ undermines public education in North Carolina
Note the list of more than 85 leaders who signed on to this perspective urging the legislature to reject the expansion.... Read the rest