Parents Need Charters, Change and Choice

As more than 50 million students go back to school, Americans of every background and political persuasion should agree on one basic bedrock goal: No matter where these young people live, no matter how much money their parents earn and no matter their race or ethnicity, they all deserve an excellent education. That is a [...]

Parents Need Charters, Change and Choice 2017-10-11T12:44:28+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

Does Fixing America’s Schools Mean Scrapping The Public Model?

The charter school experiment is in many ways still in its infancy. In the past 25 years thousands of schools across the country have turned to the model to tackle low performance and to give administrators more freedom to play with school structure. There are some glowing success stories, but studies show inconsistency in charter [...]

Does Fixing America’s Schools Mean Scrapping The Public Model? 2017-10-11T12:33:34+00:00

Southern Meck draws surge of charter school plans, including a new Ballantyne high

As a county commissioner Matthew Ridenhour oversees spending for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. As of this week, he’s also one of three applicants seeking state approval to open a charter school in the booming Steele Creek area of southwest Charlotte where his family has lived for generations. Ridenhour said Thursday there’s no conflict between the two roles, [...]

Southern Meck draws surge of charter school plans, including a new Ballantyne high 2017-10-03T08:04:59+00:00

Wilmington could get an arts charter school

WILMINGTON -- An arts-focused public charter school has applied to open in Wilmington in 2019. Wilmington School of the Arts would start as a K-2 school with projected enrollment of 300, adding another grade level and 100 new students each following year until it is a K-8, according to the school’s application to the N.C. [...]

Wilmington could get an arts charter school 2017-10-03T07:38:54+00:00

Third charter school could be coming to Pitt County

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - There could be more options for students as more organizations are applying to create charter schools in the east. Right now, there are two charters schools in Pitt County, but members of Rising Above the Stars Academy hope to become the third. They submitted their application to the state to begin [...]

Third charter school could be coming to Pitt County 2017-10-02T13:12:51+00:00

Another reason to love charter schools: Their teachers actually show up for work

Like everyone else, educators must occasionally miss work. They and their kids get the flu, too. Yet we also know that teachers are the single most powerful instrument that schools have to boost student learning. When they miss school, their pupils miss out on education. Indeed, research suggests that a 10-day increase in teacher absenteeism [...]

Another reason to love charter schools: Their teachers actually show up for work 2017-09-22T14:11:13+00:00

Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools

Research confirms what common sense dictates: Students learn less when their teachers aren’t there. According to multiple studies, a ten-day increase in teacher absence results in at least ten fewer days of learning for students.   Clearly, some absences are unavoidable—teachers are only human. But compared to their counterparts in other industries and other countries, [...]

Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools 2017-09-21T10:19:43+00:00
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