North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Breaking News

  • New STEM-center charter school to arrive in Charlotte

    Set for opening in August 2015, Queen City STEM School will open in Charlotte with a mission “to prepare students to become competent, responsible and successful individuals in our globalized and technology-based society through a strong academic program, school- family-community partnerships, and strong teacher-student relationships.” – Read more here.

  • Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study

    “Massive open online courses are not only effective, researchers have discovered, they are as effective as what’s being traditionally taught in the classroom — regardless of how prepared or in the know students are.” – Read more here.

  • DPI 3 days to respond to charters

    From the Budget bill, SB 744 this summer:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION RESPONSE TIME SECTION 8.28. Staff at the Department of Public Instruction shall, whenever practicable, respond to requests for information originating from the superintendent of a local school administrative unit, the principal (sic) officer of a charter school, or the principal of a […]

  • Another charter school closes its doors

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  • Legislation would stop new charter schools

    Legislation introduced Thursday would stop any new charter schools from opening in the state until new policies are put into place. State Representative Sarah Roberts, author of the bill, says it’s necessary because there are currently no rules that guarantee transparency in the operation of charter schools. If passed all authorizers, charter schools and management […]

  • NC Academic Standards Review Commission Appointments and Meeting Notice

    RALEIGH – September 16, 2014 The NC Department of Administration announced the 11 members of the Academic Standards Review Commission today and provided notice of its inaugural meeting. The appointments were made in accordance with Senate Bill 812 and were apportioned as follows: four members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; four […]