North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • CMS district schools significantly divided on race

    CMS also remains significantly divided based on race. Sixty-two schools in the district are more than 90 percent nonwhite, two more than last year. More than half of black and Hispanic children attend one of these schools, which make up more than a third of the district’s 164 campuses. Read more here…

  • Plan to hold firm on schools scoring is gliding through NC House

    Keeping the generous scoring scale used to calculate new A through F school grades is gaining quick approval in the state legislature, with lawmakers pushing the change saying it will help year-to-year comparisons of school performance. Read more here…

  • Association backs more federal funding for charters

    Dear State Leaders Council– Thanks again for your support on our efforts to advocate for increased funding for the CSP. This year, 55 CSOs and CMOs signed this letter. Copies are attached. In addition, 8 Senators and 16 members of the House signed letters requesting a funding increase. We will notify you if a member […]

  • Grants to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities

    U.S. Department of Education Invites Applications for Grants to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities. Deadline: May 1. The Department of Education has issued a notice inviting grant applications for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. The purpose of the program is to promote academic achievement and to […]

  • $50,000 Charter Dissolution Fee should be removed

    The Association took a position in our legislative agenda to have this senseless provision (below) that sneaked into the 2014 budget (SB 744) at the last minute, removed this year. It arose from a failed bill, House Bill 1178 , filed by Democrats Glazier, Fisher,  Carney, and Goodman. Interestingly, the NC Alliance for Public Charter […]

  • Bill to divert district funds to charter schools approved by Florida House

    Without a word of debate Friday, the Florida House approved a controversial proposal that could require school districts to share tens of millions of dollars in construction funds with rival charter schools.  Read more here…