Diverse by Design: These Charter Schools Show What Integration Looks Like and Why It Matters for Kids

It’s no secret that charter schools are getting some pretty stellar outcomes for students, particularly in urban areas. Many charter schools are also embracing diversity to ensure all students have a bright future, and to ensure classrooms reflect the increasingly diverse populations of our communities. Diverse learning environments contribute both to stronger academic outcomes for [...]

Diverse by Design: These Charter Schools Show What Integration Looks Like and Why It Matters for Kids 2017-11-16T10:49:00+00:00

Passion Project turned Grade Level Mission: Think Globally and Act Locally!

By the end of the year, one student became particularly interested in water access in Africa and recommended to Mrs. Wagoner that every 6th-grade student should read the book A Long Walk to Water the following school year.  Mrs. Wagoner agreed and implemented this book as a grade-level text at the beginning of the 2017-2018 [...]

Passion Project turned Grade Level Mission: Think Globally and Act Locally! 2017-11-15T09:32:36+00:00

This struggling charter school saw big gains on test scores. Here’s how.

RALEIGH - High-stakes standardized tests used to be a source of dread at Hope Charter Leadership Academy, but the high-poverty charter school near downtown Raleigh decided to take a different approach: Embrace the exams.   Mock tests, after-school tutorials, school competitions, parties, motivational videos and data-tracking to gauge performance has become the norm for Hope, [...]

This struggling charter school saw big gains on test scores. Here’s how. 2017-11-13T09:05:12+00:00

Parents – Not Economists – Know Best

A team of economists from elite universities recently published a study suggesting that parents can’t truly assess school quality. Profiling the paper, The Atlantic notes that “if these results hold up under scrutiny by other economists … they could prove problematic for school-choice advocates.” But fortunately for them, this study merely shows that professors are far [...]

Parents – Not Economists – Know Best 2017-11-10T11:41:20+00:00

Reinventing America’s Schools: 9 Inspiring Case Studies of Cities and Educators Rethinking Classrooms for the 21st Century

This summer, The 74 launched a special series of articles, profiles, and videos — as well as an exclusive microsite — based on the new book Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System by the Progressive Policy Institute’s David Osborne. In it, Osborne spotlights some of the country’s most innovative cities in rethinking [...]

Reinventing America’s Schools: 9 Inspiring Case Studies of Cities and Educators Rethinking Classrooms for the 21st Century 2017-11-03T07:23:35+00:00

New charter school for more than 2,000 students is coming to Cary

RALEIGH-A charter school that could become one of the largest in North Carolina won state approval Thursday to open in 2019 in Cary on the border with Chatham County. The State Board of Education unanimously approved Cardinal Charter Academy West Campus, which plans to educate up to 2,180 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The [...]

New charter school for more than 2,000 students is coming to Cary 2017-11-03T07:13:08+00:00

North Carolina Innovative School District Recommends First School for 2018-2019 Academic Year

(Raleigh, NC)  Today, the North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD) submitted a recommendation for the selection of Southside Ashpole Elementary School, in Rowland, NC, for inclusion in the new state-wide district for the 2018-2019 academic year to the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE). The recommendation from the ISD is based on quantitative and [...]

North Carolina Innovative School District Recommends First School for 2018-2019 Academic Year 2017-11-02T11:29:10+00:00

Piedmont Outperforms State and County

Piedmont Community Charter School’s NC school report card grade for 2016-17 is a B with a score of 74, which is a five point increase.  Piedmont’s overall grade level proficiency is 70.7 which is four percentage points higher than the 2015-16 school year. In contrast, this is 15.7 points higher than Gaston County Schools’ (GCS) overall grade [...]

Piedmont Outperforms State and County 2017-11-02T10:24:09+00:00
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