Press Releases

Senate Budget Seeks to Expand Opportunity Scholarship Program for Families

By: pefncadmin
May 31, 2016
Thousands more North Carolina students may soon have greater access to educational choice through the Opportunity Scholarship Program which could help nearly 36,000 children by the 2027-28 school year, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC). This Program, passed in July 2013, creates scholarships of up to $4,200 for low-income and ... READ MORE

PEFNC Partners with Radio One for Women’s Empowerment 2016

By: pefncadmin
Apr 14, 2016
Raleigh, NC (April 14, 2016) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for educational choice, is pleased to announce sponsorship of Women’s Empowerment 2016 on Saturday, April 16, at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam Hartwell, star of “House of Payne” and “The Cosby Show,” ... READ MORE

RECORD BREAKING HEATWAVE: NORTH CAROLINA’S CHANGING AGE DEMOGRAPHY

By: pefncadmin
Apr 06, 2016
Today, at an event hosted by Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released original research on the demographic challenges facing North Carolina’s education budget, entitled Record Breaking Heatwave: Baby Boomer Retirement, Student Enrollment Growth and the ... READ MORE

New Opportunity Scholarship Applications Surge

By: pefncadmin
Mar 17, 2016
Thousands of new families are demonstrating their desire for greater educational options, reports Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for educational choice. During the Opportunity Scholarship Program’s priority application cycle, which ended March 1, families statewide submitted 5,615 new student applications, according to the ... READ MORE

Record Number of Opportunity Scholarship Applications Provide Hope for Thousands of NC Students

By: pefncadmin
Feb 18, 2016
Raleigh, NC (February 18, 2016) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for educational choice, applauds the tremendous parental demand for both the Opportunity Scholarship Program and Children with Disabilities Grant. Over 12,000 Opportunity Scholarship applications have been received since the Program’s start just three years ... READ MORE

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