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  • Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

    “Charter schools: a subject that has elicited more misinformation than any educational topic I can remember during my long career as an educator. The choruses of ardent supporters and ardent opponents continue. I encounter misinformation regularly, especially from non-educators, but also in the media, and occasionally from teachers. Many of the arguments are based on […]

  • Tensions rise over NC charter school rejections

    A state screening board’s recent decision to reject most charter school applications has sparked tension over the role private management companies should play in public education. The N.C. Charter School Advisory Board approved only 11 of the 71 applications filed to open schools in 2015. That’s fewer than half the number approved for 2014, with […]

  • The New Threats to Charter Schools

    State legislators should be congratulated for eliminating the 100-school cap on charters and tweaking the charter school law over the last four years.  North Carolina’s charter school community is thriving thanks to their work. But several threats to that prosperity remain — de facto restrictions on the growth of brick-and-mortar and virtual charter schools, conflicts […]

  • Charter schools have more oversight

    In my opinion…     In September the State Board of Education visited UNCC for its monthly meeting, largely to bless a new CMS school. That late afternoon I joined others and listened to Heath Morrison as he proudly stood before the newly brick veneered Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC). He extolled the effort of […]

  • State board to hear arguments in Charter Day School Inc. dispute

    “The State Board of Education this week is expected to hear in closed session about the state’s ongoing dispute with Charter Day School Inc. over the disclosure of salary information.” – Read more here 

  • Oxford Prep students take on Hunger in Granville County – RIP HUNGER

    On October 9th Victoria Bradsher, Assistant Director at Oxford Preparatory School, issued a challenge to the students: Help fill the empty shelves at ACIM by collecting at least 2000 cans over the next two weeks. Thus began the Oxford Prep RIP HUNGER move. Students formed small, competitive teams and began collecting food items from friends, […]