North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • Science at Work: Charter school students show off learning

    Students at Northeast Academy of Aerospace and Advanced Technologies showed off research projects at the K.E. White Center to illustrate what they have been learning. The first-ever exhibition took different shapes: One project involved firing a paper rocket powered by compressed air. Another depicted an ancient Sumerian city drawn to scale on a computer. The […]

  • Bipartisan backing, kids’ lobbying, rescues Washington’s charter schools

    The state House of Representatives late Wednesday passed legislation that sets up a new pot of money for charter schools, an 11th-hour rescue built on TV commercials and relentless lobbying by students and their parents. The State Senate cleared the legislation early Thursday afternoon, sending it on to Gov. Jay Inslee. “I am relieved that […]

  • LETTER: District vs. charter mentality needs to go away

    It was with a great deal of sadness that I read a letter by Charles Brown attacking charter schools (R&L, March 3). It reflects an “us” vs. “them” attitude that is harmful to our kids. Public charter schools are celebrating 20 years in our state and educate 82,000 students with many more on waiting lists. […]

  • Photos from the Legislative Roundtable Forum Series

    Below are photos from the entire legislative roundtable forum series.  Thank you to everyone who attended!    

  • HPU POLL: North Carolinians See Education Headed in Wrong Direction

    HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2016 – The newest High Point University Poll finds North Carolinians concerned about the direction of public education in the state as well as a number of education policies being implemented or proposed at the state level. Overall, two-thirds (66 percent) of state residents said they thought public education in […]

  • Charter schools are here to stay, so deal with it

    According to a report (PDF) published by the NC Department of Public Instruction, 79,575, or 5.2 percent, of North Carolina’s public school students attend a charter school in North Carolina this year.  That is an increase of over 10,000 students and 0.7 percentage points compared to 2015. While North Carolina’s 158 charter schools are physically […]