House Education Committee

NC House panel advances controversial bill to dramatically expand school vouchers

BY: - May 3, 2023

The state’s House Committee on K-12 Education on Tuesday powered through a controversial expansion of North Carolina’s school voucher program that could forever change the state’s public education landscape. House Bill 823 was topic No. 1 ahead of Thursday’s crossover deadline. The Republican-backed legislation would open the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program to all families regardless […]

School calendar flexibility gets nod in House Education Committee

BY: - April 13, 2021

A flood of bills granting school districts calendar flexibility received favorable hearings Tuesday from the House Education K-12 Committee. Districts want the flexibility to start the school year earlier, one wants to start as early as August 1, and to close later to address learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. State law currently allows […]