Charter admin subject to OT under proposed regs

Dear Charters,   The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) intends to file a public comment in response to the Department of Labor’s (Department) proposed updated regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay protections. They are seeking some input [...]

Alabama charters must fund 3-4 months of first year

NCPCSA note: Alabama is the most recent state to allow charters. But after reading this provision I wonder which is worse, a charter set up for failure because of no funding, or no charter at all?   E. Goodall   "Charter schools receive their first payment from the school system following only the first quarter of [...]

Charter schools impact

Statistics show that over the past three years North Carolina charter schools have increased in numbers and in student population. Charter schools provide parents an alternative choice for education. Surprising to many is that charter school funding comes from public tax dollars. Read more here...

Better odds advertising charters by Eddie Goodall

Better idea. Take $1 million of the lottery ad money and tell families and businesses about how to start a charter school. One primary reason we have dwindling charter applications (71 in 2014 and 40 this year) is that residents are unaware that it is indeed they and partnering neighbors or colleagues who apply to [...]

Please don’t tell anyone that charters save us money!

  We advertise our least effective method of funding for our state’s K-12 education and we bury the best and most effective way. We already spend $20 million annually for lottery advertising and senators want to spend $10 million more. As the Charlotte Observer opined today, “Carnival barkers, step up.” We spend zero for charter [...]

A Choice for Walton? by Jeanne Allen

Yet today, the growth of charter schools and the options they afford has plummeted from 13-15% annually through 2009 to less than 8% each of the past four years. An education innovation built on the dual premise that parents are the best guardians of education and that they should be afforded a diverse array of [...]

2015 READY Accountability Results to be Released Sept. 2

* The 2015 READY Accountability results will be released at the State Board of Education’s Sept. 2 monthly meeting date. The release time window is between 11 a.m. and noon. The State Board is meeting in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. Data being released will provide insight into [...]

USDOE Grants

Dear Friends – I wanted to forward this information about the Non-SEA grant competition, which was just released by the Department. As a reminder, these grants are awarded directly to schools that are in states that do not have a SEA grant. The Department will release SEA grant recipients in September. Since the deadline for [...]

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