North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • Students scrambled by NC charter’s quick closing

    The mid-year closing of a charter school is a rare step taken to protect taxpayer money. The last time was eight years ago when charter schools in Catawba and Rowan counties were closed because of low enrollment and financial trouble. Charter schools are public schools allowed more flexibility in operations and instruction as long as […]

  • Are charter schools safer?

    At Lake Norman Charter School,  where almost 1,600 students in grades 5-12 went to school last year,  the only criminal or violent acts reported in 2012-13 were two cases of weapons other than guns. At the nearest Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in Huntersville,  Alexander Middle School had four weapons incidents.  North Mecklenburg High reported eight students caught with drugs,  three […]

  • Charter Renewals for 2015

    Academy of Moore County   Alpha Academy   Arts Based Elementary   Arts Space Charter School   Bethany Community Middle School   Bethel Hill Charter   Cape Fear Center for Inquiry   Charter Day   Haliwa-Saponi Tribal   Healthy Start Academy   Metrolina Regional Scholars   Millennium Charter Academy   Phoenix Academy   Piedmont Community […]

  • Carolina International School is expanding

    CONCORD, N.C. — As the second charter school in Cabarrus County is about to conclude its first academic year and more charter schools prepare to open in the area, the county’s original charter school is making moves of its own. Carolina International School expects to open a new building in August for the 2014-15 year, […]

  • NC moving towards online charter schools

    The state Board of Education will get a report Wednesday on virtual charter schools, a venture other states have tried with mixed results. The report suggests that the state legislature clarify rules for charter schools that have no physical location,  and that the state consider starting with a pilot authorizing about three virtual charter schools.  It also […]

  • U.S. Students Score Above Average on First PISA Problem-Solving Exam

    U.S. 15-year-olds scored above average on a first-of-its-kind international assessment that measured creative problem-solving skills. However, their mean scores were significantly lower than those earned in ten of the 44 countries and economies that took the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 problem-solving assessment. The assessment, which was the subject of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]