Dave Dewitt http://wunc.org en How Charter Schools Are Changing Public Education http://wunc.org/post/how-charter-schools-are-changing-public-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seventy new charter schools have applied to become part of North Carolina’s growing population of alternative public schools. For the longest time, the number of charter schools in the state was capped at 100, but lawmakers changed that back in 2011.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:11:23 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 11572 at http://wunc.org The Day After http://wunc.org/post/day-after <p>The results are in, and Democratic candidate Barack Obama is president. But while the country went blue, North Carolina is now colored solidly red. The Republican Party has its firmest grip on the state in 20 years, taking the governor’s mansion, the House and the Senate. How should we interpret the Republican victory in North Carolina in the midst of Democrats retaining the White House and strengthening their hold on the United States Senate? And what does the Republican stronghold in Raleigh mean for policy across our state? Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:02:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4581 at http://wunc.org Leaving No Child Left Behind http://wunc.org/post/leaving-no-child-left-behind <p>Although put into law with bipartisan support in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act has failed to create a good accountability system to best serve schools. Due to its shortcomings, many states have petitioned for exemption from the act. This Tuesday, President Obama granted eight states, including North Carolina, exemptions from the most rigorous parts of No Child Left Behind in exchange for state-developed accountability systems. Host Frank Stasio is joined by Dave Dewitt, WUNC’s education reporter, to take a look at the changes and their potential effects.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:26:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Stella Strohmeier 4531 at http://wunc.org