First Charter School Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year

The National Alliance today issued the following statement regarding Sydney Chaffee, the first charter public school teacher to be named National Teacher of the Year:   “The National Alliance heartily congratulates Sydney Chaffee on being named National Teacher of the Year. At the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, Massachusetts, Sydney has transformed her [...]

East Spencer charter school clears big step toward 2018 opening date

The N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board unanimously approved last week the application for the Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School, clearing a major hurdle and virtually promising the East Spencer school will open Aug. 27, 2018.   The decision at the state level in Raleigh came last Tuesday.   “I was in tears,” Whitney Peckman [...]

Union Academy’s Lynn Kroeger Sweeps Human Resources and Financial Reporting Awards

Lynn Kroeger serves dual roles as the Human Resources Director and the Chief Financial Officer at Union Academy Charter School located in Monroe, NC. She has been an instrumental part of the school’s development over the past 14 years.   She has recently been named the Presidential Babcock Award winner for excellence in the field [...]

Bill Would Make It Easier For NC Charter Schools To Fund Transportation

A bi-partisan bill would make it easier for charter schools in North Carolina to get disadvantaged students to class.   House Bill 644 would establish a grant program to funnel state transportation funds to charter schools where at least half the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs.   Read More  

Charter Schools Are a Model for Improving Education

Charter schools have proven to be a good education model, per a brief published by the Thomas Fordham Institute. The brief’s main focus was to detail three education models that states could use to retool and revamp their education systems. However, the most convincing model of the three listed was charter schools. Read more

Program targets drop-out rates

North East Carolina Prep School is planning to implement a new program that will improve drop-out rates before their first senior class even graduates. The new program, called Peer Group Connection, will pair incoming high school freshman with junior and senior mentors next year in an attempt to make the transition to high school less [...]

Break up Wake County schools? Bill looks at how to divide NC school districts

RALEIGH - Some state legislators want to look at how to split North Carolina school systems into smaller districts, a preliminary step that could make it possible to break up large systems such as Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg. House Bill 704 filed this week would create a joint legislative study committee to look into whether [...]

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