Gangs unite to bring message of peace, hope to children

RALEIGH - AJ Jones is 14 years old and a member of the gang Blood StoneVillains. ABC 11 caught him crying after a presentation where Jones and gang-affiliated members of the Crips, Bloods, Folks, 52hoovers and 74hoovers told students at Torchlight Academy they want to make a change and stop the violence in their community. [...]

Former Raleigh gang ‘First Lady’ tells kids that women in gangs ‘get no respect’

RALEIGH - Nearly 80 summer campers listened intently late Thursday while Channell “Mama G” Braxton spoke to them about the perils faced by girls who join street gangs.   Those perils, she said, include rape, sexual exploitation, the possibility of going to prison, romantic infidelity and violence.   “We don’t get no respect,” Braxton said about [...]

Union Academy Charter School Continues to Win Finance Rewards

For six consecutive years Union Academy Charter School located in Monroe, North Carolina, has received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The Association serves approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C. [...]

Is there a formula to charter school success?

In their recently published study, “What Can We Learn from Charter School Lotteries?” Julia Chabrier, Sarah Cohodes, and Philip Oreopoulos take a closer look at students who have and have not been chosen to enroll in a charter school. Lotteries provide the kind of random assignment of individuals to “treatment” and “control” groups so highly [...]

National Alliance Releases Statement on the Democratic Party’s Adoption of Anti-Charter Platform Language

7/15/2016   Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement regarding the Democratic Party’s adoption of anti-charter platform language:   “The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is disappointed that the Democratic Party platform committee adopted language that perpetuates false assertions about charter public schools. The party’s original draft platform [...]

Lake Norman Charter plans to add elementary school

After some initial uncertainty, Lake Norman Charter’s new elementary school is moving forward.  The elementary school will be located near Hambright and Patterson roads, about 4 miles from the existing middle and high school.  The new school plans to welcome 300 students in grades K-2 for the 2017-18 school year, with third and fourth grade [...]

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