Maureen Joy Charter School an early pioneer in NC charters

Maureen Joy Charter School opened in Durham, N.C. in 1997, one of the first charters in the state. It’s mission is to provide children from low-income families with a quality education. The school provides bus service to students throughout most of Durham County, and serves breakfast and lunch. Read More

Maureen Joy Charter School an early pioneer in NC charters 2017-10-11T12:39:18+00:00

This Durham charter made a huge gain in student proficiency. How did it happen?

DURHAM - Hard work, dedication, prayer.   That’s how Jason Jowers, head of school at Global Scholars Academy, a Durham charter school, described the effort that netted a 17- percentage point gain on end-of-grade tests at the K-8 school on Dowd Street.   Global Scholars’ students increased the school’s proficiency score from 36 percent on [...]

This Durham charter made a huge gain in student proficiency. How did it happen? 2017-09-20T12:54:01+00:00

How To Pick a Public Charter School

With all the school options our city offers, how should parents determine what will work best for their children? In addition to private schools, the District of Columbia offers two types of free public schools to its citizens. District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is the default option for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. [...]

How To Pick a Public Charter School 2017-09-14T10:43:54+00:00

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 [...]

State Approves Third Charter School for Moore 2017-07-29T04:12:43+00:00

Charter school advisory board wrap-up

The Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) met Monday in their second-to-last convening of the year-long cycle. The board heard from multiple charter schools — some showcased innovative programs and others defended their competency.   From college prep to arts integration Leaders of Lincoln Charter School, a K-12 charter in Denver, shared their Dream Big program, [...]

Charter school advisory board wrap-up 2017-05-15T00:01:02+00:00

Charter schools offer variety

Summer is right around the corner and with it come all those edible delights we particularly enjoy in North Carolina. One that many of us find especially tasty is the tomato sandwich.   Daydream with me for a moment. You’ve visited your local farmers’ market and among the fresh produce you bring home is that [...]

Charter schools offer variety 2017-05-04T15:32:34+00:00

National Charter Schools Week Feature: Roxboro Community School

As we continue National Charter Schools Week, we feature the stories of two of Roxboro Community School's alumni. Click the links below to learn more about these outstanding individuals!   Maggie Harper   Ellison Craft  

National Charter Schools Week Feature: Roxboro Community School 2017-05-04T10:35:21+00:00
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