Yearly Archives: 2017


DeVos Dedication to Charter Schools Is Deeply American

DeVos’ dedication to charter schools is deeply American Shane M. Goodridge Guest Columnist The Herald Sun February 12, 2017 DURHAM-I have been teaching courses centered on American education history-school choice in particular-for almost five years at Duke University. Few things have surprised me as much as the level of vitriol a discussion of the charter [...]

Principal Wins “Champion for Student Success” Award

Cardinal Charter Academy's Principal, Nicholas Shosho, has been awarded the “Administrator’s Champion for Student Success” award, a recognition given annually by the NC State Department of Instruction. He has been selected to receive this award from among all of the 115 public school districts in the state, and among the approximately 3,000 principals in North [...]

A Life Preserver for Community Charter School?

by Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools   March 17, 2017   As North Carolina moves into uncharted water with the assumption of the Community Charter School in Charlotte, it appeared as if all hope was lost when the School of Davidson removed its proposal, citing difficulty in securing a [...]

North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools names new Executive Director

The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS), the state’s unified charter school support organization, announces charter school co-founder Rhonda Dillingham as its new Executive Director. Dillingham co-founded Uwharrie Charter School and brings a decade of teaching and leadership experience from both public charter schools and district schools. “Mrs. Dillingham is a perfect fit [...]

State revising proposed mental health policy after outcry from schools

RALEIGH, N.C. — State education leaders are revising a proposed mental health policy for public schools after charter schools and school boards objected to the guidelines, calling them well-meaning but too burdensome and expensive to implement.   The State Board of Education was expected to vote on the policy in March, but the vote has [...]

One NC Charter School’s Guide To Revitalization

The northeast corner of North Carolina, or the Albemarle region, is commonly known as pass-through country for vacationers headed to Virginia or the Outer Banks.   Nearly one resident in every five lives in poverty, and one in four is over the age of 60, according to local government statistics. Community members say a lack [...]

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