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 [...]

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’ [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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