Response to the Associated Press Examination of the Racial Makeup of Public Charter Schools

Public charter schools emerged more than two decades ago out of some of America’s most racially isolated communities, because the traditional public schools that families had been assigned to were failing to meet their needs. Free and open to all, charters today serve three million students who have chosen to be there. Families of all [...]

Response to the Associated Press Examination of the Racial Makeup of Public Charter Schools 2017-12-07T22:31:13+00:00

Transportation Remains a Barrier to Choice, Charter School Access

The Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell released its report analyzing how the cities – which ranged from New York City to New Orleans, Los Angeles to Houston, Washington, D.C. to Chicago, and Boston to Kansas City – are responding to increasing school choice options for students, provided by both [...]

Transportation Remains a Barrier to Choice, Charter School Access 2017-12-04T10:43:35+00:00

Evergreen Community Charter School Hosts Guatemalan Teachers

Evergreen Community Charter School is hosting six Guatemalan teachers through Dec. 8th to share educational practices and knowledge as they create a new school for families living around the Guatemala City garbage dump. Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization that has been working “to empower the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community [...]

Evergreen Community Charter School Hosts Guatemalan Teachers 2017-11-29T08:28:50+00:00

A moratorium on charter schools? That’d be a mistake

An outstanding example in North Carolina is Henderson Collegiate Charter in Henderson, which serves primarily students from low-income families. Last year 89 percent of its students tested at or above grade, a level well above the all-school average for North Carolina. In Charlotte, Sugar Creek Charter, 94 percent of whose students are from low-income families, [...]

A moratorium on charter schools? That’d be a mistake 2017-11-27T18:57:41+00:00

Parents count when judging schools

If students in charter schools perform no better on standardized tests, all other things being held equal, than their peers in district-run public schools, should North Carolina limit or stop the growth of charter schools? This is an important question facing policymakers in our state. Similar questions face policymakers elsewhere. While charter-school enrollment remains only [...]

Parents count when judging schools 2017-11-27T12:18:33+00:00

In Robeson County, local paper endorses controversial charter takeover

A controversial state plan for charter takeover of a struggling Robeson County elementary earned a rude reception from many residents and public officials in recent weeks, but the local newspaper writes in an editorial that local opposition to the Innovative School District is “weakening.” Members of the Robeson Board of Education have until February to [...]

In Robeson County, local paper endorses controversial charter takeover 2017-11-22T07:55:10+00:00

Gov. Cooper Names New Appointees for State Boards and Commissions

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper named 21 new appointees to various state boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services and the North Carolina Sedimentation Control Commission. “I appreciate these North Carolinians offering their time and expertise to serve their communities and our state in these important [...]

Gov. Cooper Names New Appointees for State Boards and Commissions 2017-11-20T23:41:01+00:00
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