Nov 22, 2022
NC Politics in the News
THE CENTER SQUARE: North Carolina charter schools have increased enrollment by nearly 20% since 2019
North Carolina's public charter schools continue to witness significant enrollment gains, jumping nearly 20% since 2019, while traditional public schools remain 3.2% below pre-pandemic levels. Data released by the state Department of Public Instruction last week shows the average daily membership for North Carolina charter schools has increased from 117,552 in 2019 to 140,133 in 2022, an overall jump of 19.2%.
THE CAROLINA JOURNAL: Decline in enrollment at UNC System schools for first time in nearly a decade
For the first time in nine years, enrollment in UNC System schools is down this year, particularly in graduate programs. For fall 2022, there was a total headcount of 239,663 students across the system, down about 2% over the previous year. Of the 16 institutions in the system, 12 saw decreases in enrollment. Four saw increases.
WRAL: NC Rep. wants school year pushed back to Labor Day-to-Memorial Day calendar
Rep. John Torbett, R-Gaston, said this week his special nine-member committee on education will issue a report next month recommending a “realignment” of state education leadership and a Labor Day-to-Memorial Day school calendar.