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  • Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy’s SAT(1701) #6 in the State!

    Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy’s average SAT score of 1701 (combined critical reading, math, and writing) ranked sixth among North Carolina’s public school systems in 2016, according to data published on October 7 , 2016 by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.   Read More  

  • Charter schools and the struggle for progress: Why the NAACP has it wrong on the chapter of the civil rights struggle

    During Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, Tim Kaine cited Barbara Johns, an African-American civil rights activist who led a walkout of her Farmville, Virginia high school to protest school segregation in 1951. Kaine said that walkout led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision striking down “separate but equal” doctrine.   More […]

  • ON STAGE: Charter school presents ‘Piedmont on Broadway.’

    In the 1960s, a curious phenomenon began seeping into high schools across America. Diverse groups of students began working on syncing up their movements, hunting that sweet spot in a melody and finding confidence to try new things in front of an audience. High school musical theater has a magical way of teaching teamwork, creativity, […]

  • Coleman backs off suggestion to cut the number of charter schools

    We have not received a direct response from the Coleman campaign to our letter on her proposal to reduce the number of charter schools to 100. However, the reporter who wrote the original article did a follow up piece in which he asked her our questions. See the link below for her response.   Coleman […]

  • Response to Lt. Governor Candidate Position to Close Charters

    Below is link to an article that appeared in the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer on the race for Lt. Governor. In it, Linda Coleman is reported to take the following position:   Perhaps more controversially, she would reduce the number of charter schools. There are now 167, according to the Department of […]

  • People line up in Raleigh in hopes of expunging records

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Nearly a thousand people registered over the last week to have their records expunged. A few hundred more were expected Tuesday night at the Torchlight Academy in Raleigh.   As part of a partnership between the Wake County District Attorney’s Office and Justice Served of North Carolina, people can sign up to […]