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NC candidates for governor on charter schools

  The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer asked the candidates for governor about their plans for education. The following are their responses to the question about charter schools.   Q: In the recent round of new charter school approvals, North Carolina’s State Board of Education took a more cautious approach, giving the green [...]

Peak Charter Academy in Apex announces open enrollment, hires principal

APEX - An Apex charter school that delayed its opening a year is moving forward to open next fall by hiring a principal and beginning student enrollment.   Peak Charter Academy – Apex’s first charter school – will be northeast of Apex’s downtown, on the south side of U.S. 64 near its intersection with Blackburn [...]

Charter school to open in Holly Springs

HOLLY SPRINGS - Christina Womble jokes that there are so many educators in her family, they could start their own school.   Her mother taught English, her sister teaches math and she has numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who cover all types of subjects. This self-described “full-service operation” even has a school nurse in the [...]

King: Arbitrary caps on charter schools 'don’t make sense'

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary John King on Wednesday weighed in on a swirling schools controversy, criticizing what he called “arbitrary caps” on the growth of high-quality charter schools, publicly funded but, in many cases, privately operated K-12 schools in 42 states and the District of Columbia.   Appearing at the National Press Club, King [...]

NAACP call for charter school moratorium raises concerns

A controversial Oct. 15 resolution passed by the national board of the NAACP calling for a nationwide moratorium on public charter schools has led some North Carolina lawmakers and school-choice advocates to question whether the NAACP is more beholden to powerful lobbies supporting traditional public schools than to the African-American families the organization claims to [...]

NAACP Ratifies Confusing Policy Against Charter Public Schools

CINCINNATI –As expected, the NAACP Board of Directors ratified a call for a moratorium on charter public schools at the organization’s fall meeting today, despite calls from Black leaders and families around the country urging the organization to reconsider. The confusing statement from the NAACP calls for a temporary moratorium on the expansion of charter [...]

Former NFL Star Now Building A $12 Million Charter School on Charlotte’s West-Side

Some may know Charlotte resident Casey Crawford as an NFL Super Bowl Champion, others, as the head of the fastest growing mortgage company in America, but now he has his sights set on building Charlotte’s best new charter school.   Movement School will be a new tuition-free public charter school on Charlotte’s west side (most [...]

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