News and Media

Recent News Stories, Statements, and Op Eds

Listen to Renee Sekel break down the basics of the class size issue

Gov. Cooper demands legislative action for state’s class size crisis  NC Policy Watch or Read Full Remarks Here.

NCPTA Class Size Resolution

Chairman of House Education Committee: Solution to class size crisis is in the works  NC Policy Watch

Legislator sends inaccuracy-riddled email to Charlotte school parents

Onslow County Schools Facing Tough Choices To Accommodate Smaller K-3 Class Sizes

Moore County School Board Resolution and Attachment

In CMS, smaller K-3 classes will mean 200 more trailers and more crowding elsewhere: Charlotte Observer

NC Parents and Teachers Push Back Against Class Size Law: Charlotte Post

Schools Struggle to Meet Class Size Rules: N&O

N.C. Senate ignores the class-size crisis Op Ed By Rally Speaker Justin Parmenter

Class size issue is an attack on public schools
Op Ed By Todd Warren

Below are highlighted news stories from around the state

New Class Size Mandate Could Cost Alamance Burlington

Rowan-Salisbury Board Discusses Class Size Issue

New Hanover Deals with Class Size (also discusses Brunswick and Pender counties)

Guilford County Spending on Class Size

More from Guilford County 

Hendersonville:  Everything on the Table to Meet Class Size Mandate

Durham Public Schools Worry about State Mandate

Durham County Commission Asks the NCGA to Hold Off on Class-Size Reductions

Chapel Hill Working to Change Class Size Legislation

Iredell County Ask Lawmakers for More Money

Charlotte Observer Viewpoint by Justin Parmenter: N.C. Republicans Might Waste $100 Million Just by Dragging Their Feet  

Asheville Schools Wrestle with Class Size Requirements

Roanoke-Chowan Area: How Big is Too Big?

Mandate Threatens Pre-K in some NC districts: By Lindsay Wagner Public School Forum

Parents Organize Across State Against Class Size Mandate WUNC

North Carolina PTA Spotlights the Issue

North Carolina Arts Education Leadership Coalition Position Statement

National Association for Music Education:  Music Education Policy Roundtable Statement on Potential Cut

News from Wake County

Renee Sekel and Susan Book from Save Our Schools NC chatting with ABC 11 *they get some facts on HB13 wrong, but its nice to have the media attention.

Why your young student’s class is smaller this year – and who is paying the price

PTA Groups are Mobilizing Against Smaller K-3 Class Sizes in NC

Wake County Students Could Face Transfers

NC Parents (US!) students, Urge Lawmakers to Repeal Class Size

Wake Officials Say Class Size Cap Could Hurt Education