Charter advocacy group fears House tax plan will harm charter schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says the House of Representatives’ tax reform plan threatens the ability of charter schools to fund building projects through lower-cost lending programs. H.R. 1 removes public charter schools from qualifying for three programs: New Market Tax Credits, Private Activity Bonds, and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds. “This is devastating [...]

Charter advocacy group fears House tax plan will harm charter schools2017-11-30T13:47:42+00:00

Evergreen Community Charter School Hosts Guatemalan Teachers

Evergreen Community Charter School is hosting six Guatemalan teachers through Dec. 8th to share educational practices and knowledge as they create a new school for families living around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization that has been working “to empower the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community [...]

Evergreen Community Charter School Hosts Guatemalan Teachers2017-11-29T08:28:50+00:00

A moratorium on charter schools? That’d be a mistake

An outstanding example in North Carolina is Henderson Collegiate Charter in Henderson, which serves primarily students from low-income families. Last year 89 percent of its students tested at or above grade, a level well above the all-school average for North Carolina. In Charlotte, Sugar Creek Charter, 94 percent of whose students are from low-income families, [...]

A moratorium on charter schools? That’d be a mistake2017-11-27T18:57:41+00:00

Parents count when judging schools

If students in charter schools perform no better on standardized tests, all other things being held equal, than their peers in district-run public schools, should North Carolina limit or stop the growth of charter schools? This is an important question facing policymakers in our state. Similar questions face policymakers elsewhere. While charter-school enrollment remains only [...]

Parents count when judging schools2017-11-27T12:18:33+00:00

In Robeson County, local paper endorses controversial charter takeover

A controversial state plan for charter takeover of a struggling Robeson County elementary earned a rude reception from many residents and public officials in recent weeks, but the local newspaper writes in an editorial that local opposition to the Innovative School District is “weakening.” Members of the Robeson Board of Education have until February to [...]

In Robeson County, local paper endorses controversial charter takeover2017-11-22T07:55:10+00:00

Charter School Wins Coding Grant

North East Carolina Prep School, Edgecombe County's only charter school, is a recipient of a new Coding and Mobile App Development Grant program awarded through the N.C. department of Public Instruction. North East Carolina Prep will receive $36,000 as its portion of the grant money. William Etheridge, executive director at North East Carolina Prep, said [...]

Charter School Wins Coding Grant2017-11-21T19:13:51+00:00

Gov. Cooper Names New Appointees for State Boards and Commissions

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper named 21 new appointees to various state boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services and the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission. “I appreciate these North Carolinians offering their time and expertise to serve their communities and our state in these important [...]

Gov. Cooper Names New Appointees for State Boards and Commissions2017-11-20T23:41:01+00:00
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