North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • Changes in the way charter schools are authorized in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that changes the way certain charter schools are authorized is headed to the governor for his consideration. The House on Monday agreed to technical changes made by the Senate, including changing the effective date to next school year. The House speaker limited debate to that change and not the substance […]

  • Opinion: Mary Catherine Sauer’s take on StudentFirst

    After months of financial trouble, first year charter school StudentFirst Academy in Charlotte will closed last week.  While this is the ultimate result of the increased oversight and accountability that charter schools face, there are some important lessons that all charter school stakeholders can take away from this school’s failure. Board members: Pay attention!  The StudentFirst board […]

  • Charter bill sails through committee

    After months of gridlock on a range of K-12 issues, the House education panel gave swift, bipartisan approval Tuesday to two education bills. One, a reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act, is aimed at making education research more timely, relevant, and accessible. It was approved by a quick, unanimous vote. The other, a charter school bill, […]

  • “In response to StudentFirst charter closing”:

    In response to StudentFirst charter closing” (April 4): Wrong to ask taxpayers to prop up failed StudentFirst Academy Charter school salesmen describe their industry as a “movement.” It is an anti-government political and economic movement preying primarily on our poorest neighbors. Its goal is to discredit, disrupt and defund our public schools and replace them […]


    To: North Carolina families and charter school supporters The charter school movement in our state has hit a brick wall. Status: April 9, 2014 Of the 71 charter applications offered to the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board to open a charter in 2015, thus far: 4 accepted 10 others undecided 57 already rejected, not good […]

  • CMS And Charter Schools

    If you’ve been following public education in recent years, it almost seems as if the system is under siege.  That’s certainly the case locally.  CMS recently told county commissioners that they would likely lose $80 million to charter schools this year – an amount that cannot be made up with cuts in overhead.  And teacher […]