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Bill would make it easier for NC charter schools to fund transportation

from WUNC

A bi-partisan bill would make it easier for charter schools in North Carolina to get disadvantaged students to class. House Bill 644 would establish a grant program to funnel state transportation funds to charter schools where at least half the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs. Marcus Brandon is executive director of the educational nonprofit CarolinaCAN and a former state legislator. "You can have the greatest school in the entire world, but if you cannot access them it means nothing," Brandon said. more

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