More NC Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams Earning College Credit: SAT data also released for NC, results above national average

Continuing a recent trend, more North Carolina high school students are taking and succeeding in college-level Advanced Placement courses, according to a report released today by The College Board, which administers the AP program and exams. The number of public school students in North Carolina taking at least one AP exam in 2016-17 increased 6 [...]

More NC Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams Earning College Credit: SAT data also released for NC, results above national average 2017-10-03T08:17:39+00:00

America’s Most Challenging High Schools

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many [...]

America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2017-05-14T23:47:50+00:00

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools State-by-State Ranking of Public Charter School Laws

On March 22, the National Alliance released its annual state-by-state ranking of public charter school laws, entitled Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter Public School Laws, Eighth Edition in which North Carolina is ranked #14. The National Alliance's model law and rankings report serves as an important benchmark. North Carolina was [...]

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools State-by-State Ranking of Public Charter School Laws 2017-03-24T09:01:06+00:00

38 New Charter Applications Received; Approved Schools Will Open for Students in Fall 2018

Thirty-eight nonprofit boards submitted applications to open public charter schools in August 2018. A spreadsheet of applicants as well as their applications are available on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Office of Charter Schools’ website.   Sept. 19 was the deadline to submit a charter application through the Office of Charter Schools’ [...]

38 New Charter Applications Received; Approved Schools Will Open for Students in Fall 2018 2016-09-22T12:34:58+00:00

Is there a formula to charter school success?

In their recently published study, “What Can We Learn from Charter School Lotteries?” Julia Chabrier, Sarah Cohodes, and Philip Oreopoulos take a closer look at students who have and have not been chosen to enroll in a charter school. Lotteries provide the kind of random assignment of individuals to “treatment” and “control” groups so highly [...]

Is there a formula to charter school success? 2016-07-19T14:59:18+00:00

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) among top schools in country

AVONDALE — Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA)-CFA again ranks among the top schools in the United States, according to US News & World Report’s newly released 2016 rankings of Best High Schools. Read More

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) among top schools in country 2016-04-22T11:27:46+00:00

Best High Schools in North Carolina

North Carolina high school graduation requirements call for more than 20 credits in various subjects. Students do not need to take world language courses to graduate, but according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, students must take a minimum of two language credits to be admitted into any of the schools within the University of North [...]

Best High Schools in North Carolina 2016-04-22T11:14:17+00:00

HPU POLL: North Carolinians See Education Headed in Wrong Direction

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2016 – The newest High Point University Poll finds North Carolinians concerned about the direction of public education in the state as well as a number of education policies being implemented or proposed at the state level. Overall, two-thirds (66 percent) of state residents said they thought public education in [...]

HPU POLL: North Carolinians See Education Headed in Wrong Direction 2016-03-05T14:13:06+00:00
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