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  • The Growing Segmentation of the Charter School Sector in NC

    THE GROWING SEGMENTATION OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL SECTOR IN NORTH CAROLINA Helen F. Ladd Charles T. Clotfelter John B. Holbein Working Paper 21078 NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 April 2015   ABSTRACT A defining characteristic of charter schools is that they introduce a strong market element into public […]

  • Weekend Reading: Five ideas for teachers ready to throw in the towel

    Plus, student referrals to law enforcement, New Orleans’ ‘second-chance’ schools, confusing consensus on blended learning, and more in this week’s education must-reads. Read more here…

  • “Earth Day” at New Dimensions School

    Students at New Dimensions School celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday, April 15th with local guest volunteers. The stations consisted of a variety of topics ranging from bees, gardening, forest safety, animals, to UV-A and UV-B light. The stations were run by Stacey Johnson from Western Piedmont Community College, Catawba Valley Astronomy Club, Lake James State […]

  • McCrory nominates two for NC education board

    Gov. Pat McCrory nominated a former Wake County school board chairwoman and an administrator from the charity Samaritan’s Purse to seats on the State Board of Education. Read more here…

  • Representative Jason Saine of Lincoln County

    Rep. Jason Saine ( is the lead sponsor on House Bill 778, Charter School Changes. Take the opportunity to thank him!        

  • Dr. Helen Ladd: “Re-segregation of our schools”

    “It’s a shame to set up an environment that will lead to a re-segregation of our schools,” said Duke Economics Professor Helen Ladd. She and two colleagues put out a new report on Monday showing charter schools leading to the partial re-segregation of schools. See the video here…