NC Opportunity Scholarships

Education
8:00 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Private School Enrollment Up In First Year of Voucher Program

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Private school enrollment in North Carolina is trending upward. The increase was largely fueled by a new state program that lets low-income families use taxpayer dollars to attend private schools.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reports that new state figures released last week showed a 1.6 percent increase in students attending the state's private schools during the 2014-15 school year. Enrollment had been dropping annually since the 2007-08 school year.

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Education
7:51 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Oral Arguments Set To Begin In NC School Vouchers Lawsuit

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The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Feb. 24 in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the state's school voucher program.  The case was set to begin today, but has been postponed until next week because of a winter storm warning. The program gives low-income families up to $4,200 for their child to attend a private school.

It was ruled unconstitutional last year, but an appeals court continued to fund the students who had already received the scholarships and allowed future applications to continue.

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Education
5:35 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

NC Judge Rules School Vouchers Unconstitutional

According to Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, more than 2,300 students from across North Carolina are attending private schools this year under the Opportunity Scholarship program. More than 300 private schools are accepting the school vouchers. The future of the program is uncertain after a North Carolina judge ordered the vouchers unconstitutional on Thursday.
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A North Carolina judge has ordered private school vouchers unconstitutional. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood  ruled Thursday to stop the use of taxpayer money for tuition at private or religious schools.

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Education
7:24 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Online Applications Begin for NC Opportunity Scholarships

The N.C. school voucher program will give low-income families up $4,200 for their child to attend a private school.
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