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    EdChoice releases report: “Families’ Schooling Experiences in North Carolina”

    EdChoice just published a new report that examines North Carolina’s school choice programs by surveying K–12 parents in the state.  According to “Families’ Schooling Experiences in North Carolina,” Over 80 percent of Education Savings Account (ESA) parents and Opportunity Scholarship parents are satisfied with their respective school choice programs.
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2020
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    School Choice Victories in Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0

    On September 4, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper signed HB 1105, “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0.” The bill allocates approximately $1 billion in federal funding from the CARES Act to various coronavirus-related expenses. $440 million of the money is designated to go to the parents of school-aged children to deal…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2020
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    EdChoice: NC top 10 state for school choice

    EdChoice released its rankings of states based on Educational Choice Share, the proportion of all K–12 students who are enrolled in an education savings account, school voucher, or tax-credit scholarship program.  On this measure (and excluding the District of Columbia), North Carolina ranked 12th in the nation with an…
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020
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    The Problem with a Private School Enrollment Decline

    The effects of coronavirus and the subsequent economic shutdown are causing ripple effects across America. Everything – from restaurants to gas stations to theme parks – has been affected by this crisis. Among the list of unexpected victims, JLF’s Terry Stoops writes, are private schools. Stoops explains: These unnerving economic…
    Brenee Goforth, May 8, 2020
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    NC State researchers publish new report on the Opportunity Scholarship Program

    In “An Analysis of North Carolina’s Private School Landscape” Anna Egalite, M. Daniela Barriga, D.T. Stallings, and Emily Antoszyk provide tremendously useful data about North Carolina’s private schools, including private school density, diversity, demand, proximity, and testing. Perhaps its most important contribution is its analysis of private school tuition…
    Terry Stoops, April 14, 2020
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    Florida voucher program yields big benefits for children

    Between 2002 and 2017, Florida expanded its private school voucher program, and according to a new NBER study, children who participated in the program were the big winners. Expansion of the program produced modestly larger benefits for students attending public schools that had a larger initial degree of private…
    Terry Stoops, February 18, 2020
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    1 in 5 NC students don’t attend traditional public schools, new figures show

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details: Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising. New statewide figures released this month show that homeschools, private schools and charter schools all continued to add…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2019
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    Cooper panders to union by proposing phase-out of voucher programs

    Governor Cooper released a compromise budget yesterday that included the discontinuation of funding for North Carolina’s school choice programs.  The press release outlines a plan that would “Maintain private school vouchers in the base budget for those who now use them, but do not include additional money or special…
    Terry Stoops, July 10, 2019