Compared to most education interventions, charter schools have unusually good research evidence on impacts on participating students. Researchers have been able to take advantage of natural experiments that are created by the admissions lotteries of oversubscribed charter schools. The lottery losers represent an ideal comparison group, because they are similar to the winners in all [...]
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The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer asked the candidates for governor about their plans for education. The following are their responses to the question about charter schools. Q: In the recent round of new charter school approvals, North Carolina’s State Board of Education took a more cautious approach, giving the green [...]
Consolidated NC charter organizations launch new “North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools”
The NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS) and the NC Public Charter Schools Association (NCPCSA) are pleased to announce the establishment of The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, the state’s single—and stronger—advocacy and support organization for NC public charter schools. The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools is the [...]
APEX - An Apex charter school that delayed its opening a year is moving forward to open next fall by hiring a principal and beginning student enrollment. Peak Charter Academy – Apex’s first charter school – will be northeast of Apex’s downtown, on the south side of U.S. 64 near its intersection with Blackburn [...]
HOLLY SPRINGS - Christina Womble jokes that there are so many educators in her family, they could start their own school. Her mother taught English, her sister teaches math and she has numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who cover all types of subjects. This self-described “full-service operation” even has a school nurse in the [...]
WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary John King on Wednesday weighed in on a swirling schools controversy, criticizing what he called “arbitrary caps” on the growth of high-quality charter schools, publicly funded but, in many cases, privately operated K-12 schools in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Appearing at the National Press Club, King [...]
A controversial Oct. 15 resolution passed by the national board of the NAACP calling for a nationwide moratorium on public charter schools has led some North Carolina lawmakers and school-choice advocates to question whether the NAACP is more beholden to powerful lobbies supporting traditional public schools than to the African-American families the organization claims to [...]
CINCINNATI –As expected, the NAACP Board of Directors ratified a call for a moratorium on charter public schools at the organization’s fall meeting today, despite calls from Black leaders and families around the country urging the organization to reconsider. The confusing statement from the NAACP calls for a temporary moratorium on the expansion of charter [...]