Union Academy Names Margaret Dalpe Teacher of the Year

After getting past the shock and surprise of being named the 2016-2017 Union Academy Teacher of the Year, high school English teacher Margaret Dalpe felt the weight of the honor and a great responsibility for carrying the title.   “I feel I must rise to this honor and live up to it every day,” she [...]

Union Academy Names Margaret Dalpe Teacher of the Year 2016-08-31T11:31:48+00:00

All-girl charter school is first in NC for single gender

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s first charter school educating only children of a single gender is opening its doors.   One hundred sixth-grade girls are the first students to attend the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington. About 80 additional girls will be enrolled each year until the school reaches full enrollment in 2022 with [...]

All-girl charter school is first in NC for single gender 2016-08-29T14:10:11+00:00

National Alliance Commends Connecticut Students and Parents For Fighting for More Great Public Schools

Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president and CEO Nina Rees today released the following statement in response to the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging Connecticut laws and policies that significantly inhibit students and parents from accessing good public school options:   “We support the brave step taken yesterday by students [...]

National Alliance Commends Connecticut Students and Parents For Fighting for More Great Public Schools 2016-08-24T17:07:15+00:00

Back to school at Arapahoe Charter

Monday was the first day back to school for students at Arapahoe Charter School in Pamlico County.   This year the school started two weeks earlier than it has in the past.   Dennis Sawyer, Administrative Director says, "The parents are always pretty excited for their children to go back to school and it does [...]

Back to school at Arapahoe Charter 2016-08-19T12:26:02+00:00

Charter School Enters Aviation

Aug. 14--HIGH POINT -- The sky's no limit as a High Point charter school expands to offer aviation and international programs similar to those found at a local public school.   A new aviation lab at Phoenix Academy will aid the area's future workforce as well as add current competition for Andrews Aviation Academy at [...]

Charter School Enters Aviation 2016-08-19T11:58:11+00:00

Johnston’s second charter to make its home in Clayton

A second charter school will open in Johnston County in 2017, this time in Clayton.   During its August meeting, the N.C. Board of Education approved Johnston Charter Academy and seven other charter schools to open for the 2017-18 academic year. The decision follows a nearly year-long process that saw 28 applications submitted last September. [...]

Johnston’s second charter to make its home in Clayton 2016-08-18T16:32:57+00:00

Sharing Success

When America's first charter school law was passed in Minnesota 25 years ago, charters were envisioned as laboratories of innovation that would help inform practices in the broader public education system. It hasn't worked out that way, however, and the relationship between charters and district schools has instead been one of competition and acrimony. But [...]

Sharing Success 2016-08-17T16:35:11+00:00

North Carolina’s new charter school cap

An open letter to North Carolina parents from Eddie Goodall, former executive director of the N.C. Public Charter Schools Association:   Dear N.C. parent,   Today, as you look around you do not see the neighborhood charter school that you perhaps envisioned for your child. We took surveys and found that 70 percent of you [...]

North Carolina’s new charter school cap 2016-08-16T17:27:45+00:00
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