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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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