NC Association helps develop "National Commitment to Quality”

For Immediate Release June 23, 2015 Riya V. Anandwala 202 521 2833 riya@publiccharters.org The Charter School Movement Stands United on Improved Public School Quality for All Students through the “National Public Charter Schools Commitment to Quality” Initiative 39 city- and state-based public charter school support organizations representing 95 percent of charter school families nationwide pledge [...]

SBE policy changes

Last week, the State Board of Education updated the TCS-U policies. Specifically, these were “technical corrections” due to the new numbering system of the charters school law and revisions from the Charter Agreement. The State Board office is going through the process of updating the specific policy pages, so the modified policies are not yet [...]

UNC Educator Quality Dashboard

The Educator Quality Dashboard serves as an interactive on-line tool for viewing and analyzing data reflecting our progress towards the goal of augmenting the quantity and quality of public school educators serving our state’s students. The dashboard allows for increased transparency and ease in data access for education stakeholders, including educators, administrators, policymakers, parents, and [...]

Langtree, Cabarrus charter schools plan expansions

The organization overseeing charter schools in Mooresville and Concord has reached agreements to purchase land for high schools set to open for the 2016-17 school year, according to an email to parents. Read more here...

Minnesota Court Of Appeals Ruling On Status Of Charter School Corporations

On Monday, June 8, 2015, a three (3) judge panel of the Minnesota State Court of Appeals ruled in the case Tipka v. Lincoln International Charter School that a charter school is not a public corporation. The Court’s decision is a significant decision. First, it clarifies that charter school nonprofit corporations are not public corporations, [...]

Franklin County will get its second charter school

Franklin County’s second charter school will open in July, giving families another option in an area where some students leave the county to attend charter schools. Youngsville Academy, a year-round school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, will fill a need in Franklin County, according to the school’s charter application. Read more here...

NC charters get 83 cents on the dollar

"Statewide, North Carolina’s 98 charter schools included in this analysis received 17.2 percent less funding than district schools: $9,999 vs. $8,277 per pupil" Arkansas study of NC charter funding  

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