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GLOW Academy proposes high school, middle school campus for 700 female students

WILMINGTON — The state’s first single-gender public charter may soon have a new campus to call home. After nearly 30 acres of land was donated to the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) by the Cameron family in March, the all-girls public charter school has submitted plans to put that acreage to use. Located off [...]

GLOW Academy proposes high school, middle school campus for 700 female students 2018-01-02T10:52:49+00:00

New charter school takes applications

With approval to open the Global Achievers School in August, the board of Nash County’s newest charter school is set to begin accepting applications as the new year begins. Both prospective students and prospective teachers can submit applications beginning Monday at the school’s website: www.weareglobalachievers.org. The N.C. Charter School Advisory Board voted in April to recommend that [...]

New charter school takes applications 2018-01-02T10:34:29+00:00

Advisory Board Signs Off On Trade-Focused Charter School For Union County

Shot by Brian Batista. All rights reserved. A state advisory board has signed off on the opening of a trade-focused charter school in Union County. The State Board of Education will vote on whether or not to give final approval in January. Apprentice Academy High School would open next fall, if given the 'okay' [...]

Advisory Board Signs Off On Trade-Focused Charter School For Union County 2018-01-02T10:29:35+00:00

Reality Check with Jeanne Allen

This week, Reality Check with Jeanne Allen features a discussion with guest Joe Nathan, Director of the Center for School Change in St. Paul, Minnesota. Joe has been at the cutting edge of the education choice movement in America, and helped write the nation’s first charter school law. He’s a prime example of the wide [...]

Reality Check with Jeanne Allen 2017-12-20T08:18:16+00:00

10 Charts That Changed the Way We Think About America’s Schools in 2017

More than two-thirds of America’s 74 million kids attend K-12 schools — buildings where tens of millions of teachers, administrators, and staffers go to work every day. Between educational and retirement costs, they represent most states’ biggest expenditures. And their end product, the promise of our nation’s kids? You could say that’s pretty important too. [...]

10 Charts That Changed the Way We Think About America’s Schools in 2017 2017-12-20T08:07:09+00:00

NC Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over control of public schools

RALEIGH - The State Supreme Court has agreed to hear a court case to decide who should have control over North Carolina’s public schools. The State Board of Education is appealing a lower court ruling in July that upheld a state law that shifts more control over public education operations to State Schools Superintendent Mark [...]

NC Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over control of public schools 2017-12-15T09:00:57+00:00

Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation

Dad with kids going to the bus stop An Associated Press article about segregation in charter schools has sparked a stinging backlash from education advocates across the country. The article, which went out wide on the AP wire under the headline “US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation,” makes the assertion that [...]

Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation 2017-12-12T09:47:06+00:00
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