North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Breaking News

  • Convening of National Leadership Grantees

    We congratulate the NC Public Charter Schools Association peers in Arizona (Eileen Sigmund) and Illinois (Andrew Broy) for their work to secure federal funds to help charters in their states. We seek grant writers to help us in our state to develop and improve our public charter schools and charter programs by obtaining a federal […]

  • Charter schools transforms lives

    With more and more parents across the nation viewing public charter schools as their schools of choice, the question must be asked how well these innovative and independent public schools are serving children. Recently, a leading education research center at Stanford University released a comprehensive study looking at the academic performance of students in public […]

  • Some charter school leaders resist salary disclosure

    David Hostetler, the attorney for Carolina International, said Friday there is “a wide range of views” about whether charter schools are subject to public records law. “If charter schools are subject to the law, it is not clear to what extent,” Hostetler said in an email. “Withholding specific names in light of the letter of […]

  • Charter salary disclosure & common sense

    My personal perspective, April 19 Let me be the first to admit to having a knee jerk reaction to the Charlotte Observer’s demand for public disclosure of charter schools’ employee compensation. I agree that a reasoned legal analysis of this is necessary. Beyond that analysis, of which most of us are not trained to be […]

  • 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 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 was […]