A moratorium on charter schools? That’d be a mistake

An outstanding example in North Carolina is Henderson Collegiate Charter in Henderson, which serves primarily students from low-income families. Last year 89 percent of its students tested at or above grade, a level well above the all-school average for North Carolina. In Charlotte, Sugar Creek Charter, 94 percent of whose students are from low-income families, [...]

A moratorium on charter schools? That’d be a mistake 2017-11-27T18:57:41+00:00

Charter School Wins Coding Grant

North East Carolina Prep School, Edgecombe County's only charter school, is a recipient of a new Coding and Mobile App Development Grant program awarded through the N.C. department of Public Instruction. North East Carolina Prep will receive $36,000 as its portion of the grant money. William Etheridge, executive director at North East Carolina Prep, said [...]

Charter School Wins Coding Grant 2017-11-21T19:13:51+00:00

New charter school for more than 2,000 students is coming to Cary

RALEIGH-A charter school that could become one of the largest in North Carolina won state approval Thursday to open in 2019 in Cary on the border with Chatham County. The State Board of Education unanimously approved Cardinal Charter Academy West Campus, which plans to educate up to 2,180 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The [...]

New charter school for more than 2,000 students is coming to Cary 2017-11-03T07:13:08+00:00

Piedmont Outperforms State and County

Piedmont Community Charter School’s NC school report card grade for 2016-17 is a B with a score of 74, which is a five point increase.  Piedmont’s overall grade level proficiency is 70.7 which is four percentage points higher than the 2015-16 school year. In contrast, this is 15.7 points higher than Gaston County Schools’ (GCS) overall grade [...]

Piedmont Outperforms State and County 2017-11-02T10:24:09+00:00

One Great School Everyone Should Visit

For the last six years, I have studied and analyzed the most effective public charter schools across the country. This analysis has lead me to conclude that there are six common characteristics that all schools share: Clearly defined mission and purpose. Expanded professional development opportunities for teachers, staff members, and community stakeholders. Emphasis on a [...]

One Great School Everyone Should Visit 2017-11-02T07:44:35+00:00

N&O forum will explore promise, concerns of charter schools in NC

Charter schools started in North Carolina, as they did across the nation, as laboratories for testing ideas for improving education. But now the special schools – publicly funded, but privately run – are testing something else. They are challenging our common commitment to offering all children a fair opportunity at a sound, basic education. Charter [...]

N&O forum will explore promise, concerns of charter schools in NC 2017-10-23T11:56:13+00:00

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
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