Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — When it comes to charter schools, there are those who love them, hate them or simply don’t know much about them. So 9 On Your Side took a look at Bear Grass Charter School in Martin County to get a better idea of how they work. “A charter school in North [...]

Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction 2018-02-12T11:00:31+00:00

Charter school annual report shows improvements but challenges remain

A new report shows that charter schools are becoming more racially diverse, enrolling more impoverished students, and performing better than in previous years, but experts say challenges remain. Since the first charter school opened in North Carolina in 1997, the legislature has required that the State Board of Education compile an annual report on how [...]

Charter school annual report shows improvements but challenges remain 2018-02-05T15:50:34+00:00

Report: Charters diversify, but still serve a very different population than traditional schools

North Carolina charters are working with a more diverse population today than they were two years ago, a new state report shows. But charter enrollment is still strikingly different from the student population in traditional public schools. Those are some of the findings of a report delivered by the state’s Office of Charter Schools this [...]

Report: Charters diversify, but still serve a very different population than traditional schools 2018-02-05T11:57:27+00:00

Chinese for kids, job experience for teens. What 3 new area charter schools offer.

Three new charter schools are slated to open in the Charlotte area in August, with offerings that range from Chinese immersion for young children to apprenticeship learning for teens. Mecklenburg and surrounding counties have seen new charter schools open every year since the state lifted its 100-school limit in 2011. Charter schools, which are tuition-free [...]

Chinese for kids, job experience for teens. What 3 new area charter schools offer. 2018-02-04T08:46:36+00:00

8 Questions about Charter Schools You Were Always Afraid to Ask

Students, families, and teachers from around the country are standing up for better education policy during National School Choice Week. Nearly seven million people across all 50 states are advocating for policies that will put students first, and improve classrooms nationwide. In the Empire State, New York City continues to make strides in the school [...]

8 Questions about Charter Schools You Were Always Afraid to Ask 2018-02-04T08:18:37+00:00

An equity Q&A with The Honorable James B. Hunt Jr., Hunt Institute Foundation Board Chair; Governor of North Carolina 1977-1985, 1993-2001

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: When I was governor, North Carolina became a leader in the state-level standards and assessment movement. This groundbreaking work, which was expanded nationally under No Child Left Behind, provided states with an accurate measure of student learning and progress in our schools. And as significant [...]

An equity Q&A with The Honorable James B. Hunt Jr., Hunt Institute Foundation Board Chair; Governor of North Carolina 1977-1985, 1993-2001 2018-02-04T07:16:25+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

State education rank isn’t low

If you recently read or heard about North Carolina ranking 40th in “education” and found that rank plausible, I thank you for keeping up with the news. If you saw that story and found North Carolina’s low ranking implausible, I thank you even more energetically for being both informed and duly skeptical. North Carolina doesn’t [...]

State education rank isn’t low 2018-01-23T07:39:06+00:00
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