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Public Schools of Robeson County Approves the Transfer of Southside Ashpole Elementary in Rowland, NC to the Innovative School District
At the school board meeting held Tuesday evening at the City Hall in Lumberton, the Public Schools of Robeson County voted unanimously to transfer Southside Ashpole Elementary to the Innovative School District (ISD). Members of the Rowland community, including Mayor Michelle Shooter, Town Clerk David Townsend, Reverend Thomas Allen, and others--including Ronald Foxworth, Chief Public [...]
RALEIGH - Western Wake County has some of the area’s best high schools, but leaders of a proposed charter school in Morrisville say there’s strong demand for a small, innovative charter high school in the town. The state Charter Schools Advisory Board voted 9-1 on Monday to recommend that Kaleidsocope Charter High School receive [...]
North Carolina continues to lead the nation in numbers of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with 616 additional teachers gaining the endorsement last month from the Arlington, Va., based organization. Nearly 21,500 teachers in North Carolina have attained national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based [...]
The recently approved Davidson Charter Academy is one step closer to opening its doors later this year with the purchase of 30 acres where the school is to be built. According to Erin Steenwyk, chairwoman of the charter academy’s board of directors, the organization purchased land on Biesecker Road next to St. Andrew’s United Church [...]
A bill that would let Matthews and Mint Hill create their own charter schools sparked fierce debate when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders and state legislators met this week. There was one point of agreement: A bill that affects only two small towns south of Charlotte could change the face of school choice in North Carolina. “It’s [...]
As education options continue to increase for parents and students, one organization is set to help spread the word later this month championing school choice with thousands of events and millions of participants. National School Choice Week, which started in 2011 and “is now the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education,” is [...]
Raleigh, N.C. — As State Superintendent Mark Johnson begins his second year in office, WRAL News asked him to look ahead and share his predictions for North Carolina public schools in 2018. 1) NC educators will see more salary increases. The salary increases passed in 2017 will continue for the 2018-19 school year. [...]