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  • Next NC superintendent’s Teach for America work was foundation for education views

    Republican Mark Johnson comes to the job of the state’s education chief promising to shake off the status quo, and is himself a nontraditional choice for state superintendent of public instruction.   Johnson is a lawyer for a technology firm in Winston-Salem who has been on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board for about two years. […]

  • Newly Elected Leaders Could Show More Support for School Choice

    CHARLOTTE — The results of this week’s election could impact public education, not just on a federal level, but also here in North Carolina.   Voters here elected a Republican state superintendent for the first time in recent history.   Education advocates say these leadership changes in North Carolina and the White House could bring […]

  • GOP’s Mark Johnson beats incumbent June Atkinson in race for state Superintendent

    With more than 99 percent of North Carolina’s precincts reporting, it appears as if Forsyth County Republican Mark Johnson has upset Democratic incumbent June Atkinson in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.   Johnson, a relative political newcomer, appeared to squeak out a win with 50.6 percent of the vote, but a handful […]

  • The Effect of Charter Schools on Students in Traditional Public Schools: A Review of the Evidence

    Compared to most education interventions, charter schools have unusually good research evidence on impacts on participating students. Researchers have been able to take advantage of natural experiments that are created by the admissions lotteries of oversubscribed charter schools. The lottery losers represent an ideal comparison group, because they are similar to the winners in all […]

  • NC candidates for governor on charter schools

      The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer asked the candidates for governor about their plans for education. The following are their responses to the question about charter schools.   Q: In the recent round of new charter school approvals, North Carolina’s State Board of Education took a more cautious approach, giving the green […]

  • Consolidated NC charter organizations launch new “North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools”

      The NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS) and the NC Public Charter Schools Association (NCPCSA) are pleased to announce the establishment of The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, the state’s single—and stronger—advocacy and support organization for NC public charter schools.   The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools is the […]