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North Carolina families are hungry for school choice. To wit: the state's opportunity scholarship program has had more than 15,000 eligible applicants since its inception just two years ago
Time is running out for parents who are eligible for opportunity scholarships and haven't applied. The deadline to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides up to $4,200 a year in tuition vouchers for low-income children to use at private schools, is March 1
Ten year-old Donovan Coates-St. Remy loves science club, geography club, and his Windows 10 ThinkPad
Supporters of East Carolina University gave a record-breaking $39 million in commitments in the 2014-15 year to benefit scholarships, faculty resources, programs, research, facilities, health care, athletics and more.
Each year, dozens of students at Beaufort County Community College benefit from scholarships offered by the BCCC Foundation, but it does much more.
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the Opportunity Scholarship program is constitutional.
The N.C. Supreme Court gave a boost to school choice efforts on Thursday by declaring that the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships Program met constitutional muster.
The Women's Roundtable at East Carolina University plans to endow two new undergraduate student scholarships through a two-year, $300,000 fundraising campaign.
This is National School Choice Week and there are many reasons to celebrate this modest but important idea. School choice is based on a simple truth: Parents know their children better than anyone else. As such, parents - not the government - should control their children's education and where...
The move Thursday by a Wake County Superior Court judge to strike down the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program is seen as a short-term setback by supporters of the private tuition vouchers.
Registration is under way for the 21st annual Beaufort County Community College Foundation Golf Tournament to be held Friday, Sept. 26, at the Washington Yacht and Country Club.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, sponsored by the General Motors Foundation, awarded scholarships to three North Carolina college students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
College and university faculty members have been among the most outspoken critics of private school scholarships for low-income children, measures to improve the quality of classroom teachers, and many other education reform initiatives passed by the Republican-led General Assembly.
Supporters of private school vouchers rallied Tuesday outside the Legislative Building urging lawmakers to lift the cap on the number of students eligible to receive the vouchers in the coming school year.
Imagine the important things in your life: your spouse, your home, your favorite football team. What do they all have in common? You were able to choose them, not have them assigned to you by the political class.
The N.C. General Assembly's biennial short session opens Wednesday. North Carolina does not have statutory session limits, so the session will last as long as necessary to finish business.
Plan now to join the BCCC Foundation for the 11th Annual Cutthroat Croquet Tournament to be held Saturday, May 17, along the waterfront in Bath beginning at 9 a.m. with a buffet luncheon catered by Chef Paul Cyr to be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A group advocating for low-income families to benefit from a tuition voucher program that's tied up in court is using the Internet and social media to tell the stories of parents who want to take advantage of the options offered by the Opportunity Scholarships.
Parents of students seeking to benefit from the state's Opportunity Scholarships program must wait for the N.C. Court of Appeals to consider a lawsuit filed on their behalf. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood denied motions made by defendants to delay his preliminary injunction preventing the schol
A grant exceeding half a million dollars will fund new scholarships for East Carolina University students with demonstrated financial need, significant academic potential and a passion for chemistry and physics.
The Rev. William Barber, president of the NC NAACP and initiator of the Moral Monday protests, continued his attack Tuesday on what he called "a monster voter suppression bill" and likened efforts to award Opportunity Scholarships to children from low-income families to segregationist actions of...
Supporters of North Carolina's fledgling Opportunity Scholarships program see the motion granted Friday by a Superior Court judge placing the plan on hold as little more than a temporary setback. Advocates of the 2013 measure, which would have provided up to 2,400 low-income public school...
There's nothing worse than a complainer  -  except a complainer who expects someone else to solve a problem. So I have a challenge for conservatives who, with good reason, rail against the state of public education in North Carolina: If you truly believe individual responsibility is a fu
Twenty years ago, the state of Georgia pioneered the Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) scholarships. Since then, these scholarships have spawned imitations around the country and, at least within Georgia, they have achieved third rail status - that is, they are practically...
The student loan crisis has been all over the headlines lately - $1 trillion in loans with a default rate that's high and getting higher. But direct grants, or scholarships, by the federal and state governments have just as big an effect on the world of higher education and on the nation.
Money to provide opportunity scholarships -- or school vouchers -- to children from lower income families has made it into the House budget...
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