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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