NC Association for Public Charter Schools Adds to Its Lobbying Team

RALEIGH - The NC Association for Public Charter Schools announced this week the addition of Charles “Ches” McDowell to its team of lobbyists. He joins previously contracted lobbyist Michelle Frazier as they work together to represent the Association in implementing its legislative agenda. “Ches brings invaluable insights to the Association,” said Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director [...]

NC Association for Public Charter Schools Adds to Its Lobbying Team 2018-02-06T11:50:39+00:00

National School Choice Week Across North Carolina

School choice advocates around the state this week are celebrating their ability to choose a school other than the local public school to which their child is zoned. Charter school students and voucher recipients are wrapping up in yellow scarves embroidered with the words, "National School Choice Week," and carrying signs that say, "Got choice?" [...]

National School Choice Week Across North Carolina 2018-02-04T08:12:08+00:00

School-choice supporters celebrate gains in NC, but press for more

RALEIGH - The school choice movement is on the rise in North Carolina, where advocates hosted a celebration Tuesday to mark their gains and to press for more opportunities for families to attend options other than traditional public schools. Education policy changes made this decade by state lawmakers have helped create a trend in which [...]

School-choice supporters celebrate gains in NC, but press for more 2018-02-04T07:58:37+00:00

National School Choice Week Rally highlights student achievement and personalized learning

At the heart of Tuesday’s school choice rally, organized by the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, was a celebration of student achievement through educational opportunity. “If you teach kids to find their own voices, they can learn to change their own lives and then they’ll change the world,” Deborah Brown, the 2017 charter [...]

National School Choice Week Rally highlights student achievement and personalized learning 2018-02-04T07:44:36+00:00

Hundreds rally in Raleigh for school choice

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Across the country this week, thousands are showing their support for more choices for students where they will attend school. That includes here in Raleigh where more than a hundred people rallied for school choice at the North Carolina Museum of History. “I just think charter school was a better fit [...]

Hundreds rally in Raleigh for school choice 2018-01-29T22:17:28+00:00

Charters boost N.C.’s public education

Academics love to debate whether charter schools take money away from school districts and a new research paper from Duke University and the University of Rochester is no different. It also happens to be wrong.   In North Carolina, like in most states, charters receive less public money for each student than district schools do. [...]

Charters boost N.C.’s public education 2018-01-28T16:43:00+00:00

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Lincoln Charter School Plan Major Event to Celebrate National School Choice Week!

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy and Lincoln Charter School will hold a special event on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Lincolnton campus at 133 Eagle Nest Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 beginning at 4:00 PM to celebrate National School Choice Week, school leaders announced today. This event will feature the ninth annual [...]

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Lincoln Charter School Plan Major Event to Celebrate National School Choice Week! 2018-01-17T17:00:00+00:00

One Week Away: 6.7 Million People Expected to Celebrate National School Choice Week 2018

The number of Americans celebrating National School Choice Week (Jan. 21 – 27, 2018) will hit an all-time high: nearly 7 million people. This includes the student bodies at more than 20,000 schools, more than 5,600 homeschooling groups, and millions of parents and community leaders. Read More

One Week Away: 6.7 Million People Expected to Celebrate National School Choice Week 2018 2018-01-17T16:08:49+00:00
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