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Statewide Organization Brings in Veteran Education and Advocacy Leader

By: pefncadmin
Aug 13, 2018
Mike Long joins Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina as President Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), a statewide organization that advocates for parental school choice, announces Mike Long as PEFNC’s newly named President. Long assumes the President position after residing as Head of School at ... READ MORE

PEFNC Kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week by Celebrating All Teachers in North Carolina

By: pefncadmin
May 07, 2018
Raleigh (May 7, 2018) – Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), the state’s leading voice for parental school choice, kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 by celebrating the more than 150,000 educators in traditional public, private, public charter, and home schools across the Tar Heel State. “Our great state has nearly 2,500 public ... READ MORE

Parents for Educational Freedom Applauds Ruling for Families

By: pefncadmin
Apr 09, 2018
Raleigh (April 9, 2018) – Brian Jodice, Interim President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, released the following statement regarding today’s (Monday, April 9th) ruling by a three-judge panel that upheld funding for North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program as part of the state’s base budget. The panel ruled 2... READ MORE

Changes to Education Savings Accounts Become Law, Application Deadline Extended

By: pefncadmin
Mar 15, 2018
Expanded eligibility guidelines mean that thousands of additional students may qualify Raleigh (March 16, 2018) – Today, Parents for Education Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) announces a trio of new changes to North Carolina’s Special Needs Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) have become law, including opening eligibility to thousands of additional students with ... READ MORE

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina Announces Departure of Founding President Darrell Allison

By: pefncadmin
Feb 15, 2018
Allison to join the American Federation for Children, a national school choice organization Raleigh (February 15, 2018) – Today, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) announced that founding President Darrell Allison will depart from the organization effective February 28th to become the National Director for State Teams and Political Strategy at ... READ MORE

PEFNC Applauds State Lawmakers for Expanding Access to Education Savings Accounts

By: pefncadmin
Feb 13, 2018
Raleigh, NC -- Brian Jodice, Executive Vice President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, released this statement following the North Carolina General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 90, which expands the availability of Special Needs Education Savings Accounts (ESA) for North Carolina students: “We applaud our North Carolina ... READ MORE

Private School Choice Makes the Ultimate Grade

By: pefncadmin
Oct 24, 2017
Private school choice is making the ultimate grade, improving students’ long-term outcomes by priming the college pipeline. That’s the take-away from a recent study of the nation’s largest private school choice program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, showing participation boosts later college enrollment. Meanwhile, reports released this summer ... READ MORE

School Choice More Popular Than Ever in North Carolina

By: pefncadmin
Aug 31, 2017
As students return to the classroom, more than 8,300 will take advantage of a new opportunity and a chance for a better education. For the first time in program history, every slot available in the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) will be claimed. In fact, a combined 8,353 new and renewal scholarships accepted ... READ MORE

Opportunity Scholarships Are Funded, Accountable, and Stronger than Ever

By: pefncadmin
Aug 22, 2017
By Darrell Allison, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina Private school vouchers have surged to the forefront of debate about education accountability and spending. Nationally, media reports highlighted new research, showing voucher students in Louisiana and Indiana reversed early learning losses. Such news surely stunned opponents, who ... READ MORE