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Former NFL Star Now Building A $12 Million Charter School on Charlotte’s West-Side

Some may know Charlotte resident Casey Crawford as an NFL Super Bowl Champion, others, as the head of the fastest growing mortgage company in America, but now he has his sights set on building Charlotte’s best new charter school.   Movement School will be a new tuition-free public charter school on Charlotte’s west side (most [...]

Former NFL Star Now Building A $12 Million Charter School on Charlotte’s West-Side 2016-10-14T10:54:16+00:00

A Misguided Attack on Charter Schools

The N.A.A.C.P., the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, has struggled in recent years to win over younger African-Americans, who often see the group as out of touch. The N.A.A.C.P.’s board will reinforce that impression if it ratifies an ill-advised resolution — scheduled for a vote this weekend — that calls for a moratorium on expansion [...]

A Misguided Attack on Charter Schools 2016-10-13T17:06:19+00:00

Charter school funding debate significant

By Lee Teague   I read Eric Wildstein’s article last week, "Charter school funding debates a distraction?, on a report by Kris Nordstrom. Public charters think the methodology of Mr. Nordstrom’s report is flawed.   He does not count the local funding charters received before 2010, but do not now. Some of that is federal [...]

Charter school funding debate significant 2016-10-12T14:29:00+00:00

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy's SAT(1701) #6 in the State!

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy’s average SAT score of 1701 (combined critical reading, math, and writing) ranked sixth among North Carolina’s public school systems in 2016, according to data published on October 7 , 2016 by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.   Read More  

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy's SAT(1701) #6 in the State! 2016-10-11T11:46:18+00:00

Charter schools and the struggle for progress: Why the NAACP has it wrong on the chapter of the civil rights struggle

During Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, Tim Kaine cited Barbara Johns, an African-American civil rights activist who led a walkout of her Farmville, Virginia high school to protest school segregation in 1951. Kaine said that walkout led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision striking down “separate but equal” doctrine.   More [...]

Charter schools and the struggle for progress: Why the NAACP has it wrong on the chapter of the civil rights struggle 2016-10-10T10:33:52+00:00

ON STAGE: Charter school presents 'Piedmont on Broadway.'

In the 1960s, a curious phenomenon began seeping into high schools across America. Diverse groups of students began working on syncing up their movements, hunting that sweet spot in a melody and finding confidence to try new things in front of an audience. High school musical theater has a magical way of teaching teamwork, creativity, [...]

ON STAGE: Charter school presents 'Piedmont on Broadway.' 2016-10-06T15:39:23+00:00

Coleman backs off suggestion to cut the number of charter schools

We have not received a direct response from the Coleman campaign to our letter on her proposal to reduce the number of charter schools to 100. However, the reporter who wrote the original article did a follow up piece in which he asked her our questions. See the link below for her response.   Coleman [...]

Coleman backs off suggestion to cut the number of charter schools 2016-10-03T11:47:26+00:00

Response to Lt. Governor Candidate Position to Close Charters

Below is link to an article that appeared in the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer on the race for Lt. Governor. In it, Linda Coleman is reported to take the following position:   Perhaps more controversially, she would reduce the number of charter schools. There are now 167, according to the Department of [...]

Response to Lt. Governor Candidate Position to Close Charters 2016-09-30T15:53:36+00:00
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