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  • All-girl charter school is first in NC for single gender

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s first charter school educating only children of a single gender is opening its doors.   One hundred sixth-grade girls are the first students to attend the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington. About 80 additional girls will be enrolled each year until the school reaches full enrollment in 2022 with […]

  • National Alliance Commends Connecticut Students and Parents For Fighting for More Great Public Schools

    Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president and CEO Nina Rees today released the following statement in response to the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging Connecticut laws and policies that significantly inhibit students and parents from accessing good public school options:   “We support the brave step taken yesterday by students […]

  • Back to school at Arapahoe Charter

    Monday was the first day back to school for students at Arapahoe Charter School in Pamlico County.   This year the school started two weeks earlier than it has in the past.   Dennis Sawyer, Administrative Director says, “The parents are always pretty excited for their children to go back to school and it does […]

  • Charter School Enters Aviation

    Aug. 14–HIGH POINT — The sky’s no limit as a High Point charter school expands to offer aviation and international programs similar to those found at a local public school.   A new aviation lab at Phoenix Academy will aid the area’s future workforce as well as add current competition for Andrews Aviation Academy at […]

  • Johnston’s second charter to make its home in Clayton

    A second charter school will open in Johnston County in 2017, this time in Clayton.   During its August meeting, the N.C. Board of Education approved Johnston Charter Academy and seven other charter schools to open for the 2017-18 academic year. The decision follows a nearly year-long process that saw 28 applications submitted last September. […]

  • Sharing Success

    When America’s first charter school law was passed in Minnesota 25 years ago, charters were envisioned as laboratories of innovation that would help inform practices in the broader public education system. It hasn’t worked out that way, however, and the relationship between charters and district schools has instead been one of competition and acrimony. But […]