NC Senate rejects changes to charter school bill

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The state Senate is rejecting legislation that creates more rules to govern North Carolina's growing number of public charter schools but scraps plans to set up a separate panel to oversee them. 

Senators voted Wednesday to send the measure back to the House and set up negotiations for a final version. 

The Senate earlier passed a version that would have created a charter school oversight body that would approve new campuses, close ones that are failing, and set other policies independently of the State Board of Education.  

State school board chairman Bill Cobey and others have opposed that idea, noting the state constitution puts the Board of Education in charge of the statewide public school system.
 

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