State Approves Third Charter School for Moore

The N.C. State Board of Education has approved the application for what could become Moore County’s third charter school next year.   If it opens in August 2018 as planned, Moore Montessori Community School will be the first to open in Moore County since Sandhills Theater Arts Renaissance School opened in 1999. North Carolina initially [...]

State Approves Third Charter School for Moore 2017-07-29T04:12:43+00:00

Sentiments from FL charter school parents that many NC parents share

My wife and I are charter school parents. Our son Sidney attends an excellent charter school in Broward County. It is not an exaggeration to say if it wasn’t for this school, which we chose after months of searching, we wouldn’t be living in Florida. Finding the right school for our son was that important [...]

Sentiments from FL charter school parents that many NC parents share 2017-07-11T21:23:54+00:00

Good Sports Make Sports Good

Not long ago, most kids who played sports also learned how to be a good sport. Now it sometimes seems that the pressure to win has turned every Little League game into the World Series.   To help your child learn how to be a good sport:   Remember that "Fun is Number One."   If [...]

Good Sports Make Sports Good 2017-07-11T08:15:02+00:00

Dr. Howard Fuller, last year’s conference keynote speaker, and Derrell Bradford, this year’s keynote speaker, discuss education reform

Education reform is at a crossroads in this country. And it seems the issue of parent choice — who should have it, how much of it there should be, and for what schools — will determine the direction many reformers will take.   While some may have difficulty defining where they stand on “choice,” others [...]

Dr. Howard Fuller, last year’s conference keynote speaker, and Derrell Bradford, this year’s keynote speaker, discuss education reform 2017-07-06T21:49:23+00:00

Are our children “failure deprived?” Universities now teaching how to deal with failure.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen.   “I failed my first college writing exam,” one student revealed.   “I [...]

Are our children “failure deprived?” Universities now teaching how to deal with failure. 2017-07-03T09:06:18+00:00