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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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    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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    Estimate: Only two states have more home schoolers than NC

    Estimating the number of home-school students is more art than science.  While North Carolina’s Division of Non-Public Education takes a systematic approach to counting the number of home schools and students in the state, few other states do. Every year, the A to Z Home’s Cool website publishes…
    Terry Stoops, February 19, 2018
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    Districts fuel desire for educational options

    If you listen to the mainstream media or public school advocacy groups, you might believe that sinister, for-profit meanies are driving the demand for school choice by depicting district schools as defective or immoral institutions. But districts do a fine job of alienating families without any help from school choice…
    Terry Stoops, February 8, 2018
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    Home school enrollment up 8 percent to 127,847 students

    According to the Division of Non-Public Education, North Carolina home schools educated an estimated 127,847 students during the 2016-17 school year.  The number of home school students increased by 8 percent, and the year-to-year increase was over 9,500 students. Wake County still leads the pack with nearly 12,000 home…
    Terry Stoops, July 19, 2017