The first report card on North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program is out, and it’s enough to make a parent proud. Findings from a new study reveal estimated program impacts on student achievement that are “positive” and “large,” according to the North Carolina State University researchers who authored the ... READ MORE
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“As a statewide education advocacy organization, PEFNC supports improved educational outcomes through programs and priorities that have a direct impact on students and families in our state. We salute lawmakers in the General Assembly for designing a budget that prioritizes education across the board and aligns with what schools, students, and families need to succeed,” said Brian Jodice, Interim President of PEFNC.
While “First in Flight” isn’t the official state motto of North Carolina – we all take great pride in knowing our state provided the backdrop for that historic moment. On education reform, one could argue that over the last seven or eight years, North Carolina is “first in school choice,” ... READ MORE
Raleigh (April 18, 2018) – Demand for North Carolina’s new Special Needs Education Savings Account (ESA) has surged during the program’s first application year, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for educational choice. By the close of applications on April 2, 1,430 students had applied ... READ MORE
It's graduation season! To celebrate, here's a quick look at how the Opportunity Scholarship Program is impacting the lives of graduating seniors and their families at Victory Christian Center School in Charlotte. If you're feeling good on this Friday then help us celebrate our grads. Chip in to ensure PEFNC ... READ MORE