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    NC Schools: Every School Option in North Carolina

    Choosing the right school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task. North Carolina has so many different options for children across the state. We hope this comprehensive list will help you make the right choice in NC schools for your child. Our friends at Parents for Educational Freedom…
    Brenee Goforth, July 7, 2021
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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all home, private, and charter school educators!

    The National Education Association and other public school advocacy groups will spend this week celebrating district school educators. So, I want to wish all home, private, and charter school educators a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!  Thank you!…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2021
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    1 out of 5 Students Not Regularly Attending Virtual Class

    In the fall, many K-12 school districts made the difficult decision to move instruction online. Many schools are continuing a fully or partially online curriculum into the spring semester, which could further worsen the learning loss many students have faced. As Julie Havlak writes this week for Carolina Journal: Remote…
    Brenee Goforth, January 6, 2021
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    COVID-19 Could Increase Homeschoolers in N.C.

    COVID-19 has brought a wave of new trends, from fashion masks to Tik Tok challenges. One trend that North Carolina is seeing, is an increased interest in homeschooling. As Dr. Terry Stoops writes in his research brief this week: According to survey results released by EdChoice, homeschooling is riding…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2020
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    142,037 children attended home schools last school year

    This week, the NC Division of Non-Public Education released home school estimates for the 2018-19 school year.  Overall, 142,037 children attended 90,688 home schools last school year, which is a 4.6 percent increase in the number of home school students statewide.  Over the last five school years, the home school population increased by a…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
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    Home school enrollment up 6.2 percent, exceeds 135,000 students

    The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education published home and private school enrollment figures!  I will tackle the private school numbers in a separate blog post. During the 2017-18 school year, an estimated 135,749 students attended 86,753 home schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased 6.2 percent from the year before…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018