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Peak Charter Academy in Apex announces open enrollment, hires principal

APEX - An Apex charter school that delayed its opening a year is moving forward to open next fall by hiring a principal and beginning student enrollment.   Peak Charter Academy – Apex’s first charter school – will be northeast of Apex’s downtown, on the south side of U.S. 64 near its intersection with Blackburn [...]

Former NFL Star Now Building A $12 Million Charter School on Charlotte’s West-Side

Some may know Charlotte resident Casey Crawford as an NFL Super Bowl Champion, others, as the head of the fastest growing mortgage company in America, but now he has his sights set on building Charlotte’s best new charter school.   Movement School will be a new tuition-free public charter school on Charlotte’s west side (most [...]

Charter school funding debate significant

By Lee Teague   I read Eric Wildstein’s article last week, "Charter school funding debates a distraction?, on a report by Kris Nordstrom. Public charters think the methodology of Mr. Nordstrom’s report is flawed.   He does not count the local funding charters received before 2010, but do not now. Some of that is federal [...]

Lake Norman Charter plans to add elementary school

After some initial uncertainty, Lake Norman Charter’s new elementary school is moving forward.  The elementary school will be located near Hambright and Patterson roads, about 4 miles from the existing middle and high school.  The new school plans to welcome 300 students in grades K-2 for the 2017-18 school year, with third and fourth grade [...]

Secret to school success? Clear mission, relentless focus

BY PAMELA BLIZZARD   I used to say that I am a charter school founder but not necessarily a charter school supporter. My first experience in charter schools was opening Raleigh Charter High School, and the wonderful education that goes on there taught me that it was the quality of the education that was important, [...]

Charter school advocates push for equitable funding in Colorado

As the lawmaking session winds down, charter school advocates in the Colorado Legislature introduced two bills this week aimed at establishing what they call equitable funding for the state’s 108,000 public charter school students. SB 188 would require that local school districts share extra property tax revenue equally among traditional public schools and charter public [...]

Travel with the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies this Summer to Morocco!

In conjunction with GEEO (Global Exploration for Educators), a non-profit teacher-travel organization, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is sponsoring a trip to Morocco from June 28-July 12, 2016.  All educators and their guests are welcome: pre-Kindergarten to University teachers, school staff, school administrators, and soon-to-be teachers, full-time, part-time, or retired teachers! And educators [...]

LETTER: District vs. charter mentality needs to go away

It was with a great deal of sadness that I read a letter by Charles Brown attacking charter schools (R&L, March 3). It reflects an “us” vs. “them” attitude that is harmful to our kids. Public charter schools are celebrating 20 years in our state and educate 82,000 students with many more on waiting lists. [...]

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