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Number of charter schools, students in U.S. rises

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of children attending charter schools in the United States hit a record of about 6 percent of all students in public schools, according to a federal education report released on Tuesday.   Charter schools are publicly funded schools operated separately from local school districts. They are usually independently run [...]

NC Innovative School District Letter: August 15, 2017

As many of you may be aware, last year the North Carolina General Assembly designed and launched a new strategy in our state focused on improving student outcomes in low-performing schools.   This effort, the North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD), will partner with local communities and schools across the state, with a focus on creating [...]

The NAACP’s Inept Vendetta against Charter Schools

The Trump era has seen many formerly august institutions abase themselves. In the latest example, after holding a series of town halls on urban education, the NAACP found troublesome evidence of separate and unequal systems of education. But this time they have resolved to try to keep black kids out of the better schools.   [...]

State Approves Third Charter School for Moore

The N.C. State Board of Education has approved the application for what could become Moore County’s third charter school next year.   If it opens in August 2018 as planned, Moore Montessori Community School will be the first to open in Moore County since Sandhills Theater Arts Renaissance School opened in 1999. North Carolina initially [...]

Sentiments from FL charter school parents that many NC parents share

My wife and I are charter school parents. Our son Sidney attends an excellent charter school in Broward County. It is not an exaggeration to say if it wasn’t for this school, which we chose after months of searching, we wouldn’t be living in Florida. Finding the right school for our son was that important [...]

Good Sports Make Sports Good

Not long ago, most kids who played sports also learned how to be a good sport. Now it sometimes seems that the pressure to win has turned every Little League game into the World Series.   To help your child learn how to be a good sport:   Remember that "Fun is Number One."   If [...]

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