North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Breaking News

  • State Auditor and Kinston Academy

    STATE AUDITOR CONFIRMS NCDPI CONCERNS REGARDING KINSTON ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL An audit of Kinston Charter Academy confirmed the NC Department of Public Instruction’s (NCDPI) concerns about the school’s financial dealings and highlighted the need to give the department more authority to take action with charter schools before they become embroiled in financial difficulties. The findings […]

    Read More >>
  • House Education Committees announced

    OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER Rep. Tim Moore Speaker of the House ________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mollie Young Wednesday – January 28, 2015 919-733-5917 Speaker Moore Announces Committee Assignments Raleigh, NC – Today, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) announced the Representatives who will sit on each of the 2015-2016 House Committees. Appropriations Committee on Education Representatives […]

    Read More >>
  • Study Finds Pro-Charter School Arguments Are More Convincing

    Groups against the expansion of charter schools may need to find new talking points. A study from Michigan State University professors Sarah Reckhow and Matt Grossman and University of Rochester Ph.D. student Benjamin C. Evans recently found that the language used by pro-charter school advocates is more effective in advancing their cause than the language […]

    Read More >>
  • WAKE SEEKS CHARTER-LIKE FLEXIBILITY FOR DISTRICT SCHOOLS

    “One caveat is we want to make sure we remember what charter schools are,” Goodall said. “They have to have the components of choice, accountability, and autonomy.” Goodall said he questioned how much autonomy such a school would have if the local school board had control over the charter school’s governing body. He said that […]

    Read More >>
  • National Rankings Report Finds States Continue to Strengthen Charter School Laws

    The report also identifies the need for more changes to better support high-quality charters Washington D.C. – While legislative changes for public charter school funding and accountability in 2014 improved the ranking of several state laws in the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ sixth annual rankings report, the study shows the need for additional […]

    Read More >>
  • Schools bracing for their report cards

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Paula Trantham figures her phone at Millbrook Elementary Magnet School in north Raleigh will be ringing more than usual on Feb. 5, the date when parents and the public first get a look at new A-through-F letter grades for all public schools in the state. Read more here…

    Read More >>