Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) among top schools in country

AVONDALE — Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA)-CFA again ranks among the top schools in the United States, according to US News & World Report’s newly released 2016 rankings of Best High Schools. Read More

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) among top schools in country 2016-04-22T11:27:46+00:00

Best High Schools in North Carolina

North Carolina high school graduation requirements call for more than 20 credits in various subjects. Students do not need to take world language courses to graduate, but according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, students must take a minimum of two language credits to be admitted into any of the schools within the University of North [...]

Best High Schools in North Carolina 2016-04-22T11:14:17+00:00

Charlotte-area charter, district high schools take U.S. News honors

Three Mecklenburg County high schools – two north suburban charter schools and Providence High in south Charlotte – ranked among the nation’s best on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best high schools” list. Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville had the region’s highest rating, based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores, graduation rates [...]

Charlotte-area charter, district high schools take U.S. News honors 2016-04-22T10:59:06+00:00

One in Three on ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ List Are Charter Public Schools

Washington, D.C. – Nearly one in three of the top 100 schools (32 schools) on the Washington Post’s annual list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools are charter public schools. The list, which identifies the schools across the country that are the most effective at getting their students to take college-level courses and tests, measures [...]

One in Three on ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ List Are Charter Public Schools 2016-04-18T21:22:39+00:00

Washington Post ranks Raleigh Charter top NC high school

RALEIGH - Twenty-seven Triangle schools made The Washington Post’s 2016 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” The top school in North Carolina was Raleigh Charter High School, which ranked No. 125 on the list of nearly 2,300 public and private high schools. Six other Triangle high schools were ranked within the top 500 nationally. Read More

Washington Post ranks Raleigh Charter top NC high school 2016-04-18T15:52:16+00:00

Charter school advocates push for equitable funding in Colorado

As the lawmaking session winds down, charter school advocates in the Colorado Legislature introduced two bills this week aimed at establishing what they call equitable funding for the state’s 108,000 public charter school students. SB 188 would require that local school districts share extra property tax revenue equally among traditional public schools and charter public [...]

Charter school advocates push for equitable funding in Colorado 2016-04-18T08:40:29+00:00

Charter High School Grads Persist in College, Earn Higher Salaries

In a finding that is certain to stir the debate on the merits of charter schools, a new study has found that charter high school graduates persist in college at higher rates and also earn higher salaries in their mid-20s than students who graduated from traditional public high schools. Specifically, the study found that charter [...]

Charter High School Grads Persist in College, Earn Higher Salaries 2016-04-06T12:54:36+00:00

State school issues highlighted

Legislators will return to Raleigh in just a few weeks for the short session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which will kick off April 25, and during that session, local school board members were told recently a number of issues could raise which will affect education at the local level. During the Elkin City Schools [...]

State school issues highlighted 2016-04-04T17:11:03+00:00