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  • Broward could make history with ‘charter conversion’

    A little over a year ago, Mellissa Butler-Smith remembers feeling powerless — the Broward school district was closing her son’s special-needs school, and the protests of parents seemed to be falling upon deaf ears. “In the beginning, we were downtrodden,” Butler-Smith said. “Just felt, like, abandoned.” The situation at Fort Lauderdale’s Wingate Oaks Center is […]

  • Require all charter schools to provide transportation

    As N.C. education leaders wrestle with charter school policy and which charter school applications should be approved, student transportation is emerging as a key issue. Well that it should. Fifty-three percent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, an accepted measure of poverty. If the majority of students in Mecklenburg County […]

  • Tensions rise over NC charter 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 a similar […]

  • Nathan’s Famous and KaBOOM! Bring Ready. Set. PLAY. Program to Charlotte

    he students of Sugar Creek Charter School and local community enjoyed an afternoon of carnival-like fun on Wednesday thanks to Nathan’s Famous and KaBOOM!. The world famous hot dog company and the national non-profit organization honored the Charlotte, N.C., school with the fun event as part of their new program Ready. Set. PLAY. which celebrates […]

  • Just the facts on charter schools

    Americans are fans of fantasy and myth — the resounding success of franchises like “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” offer strong evidence to support this claim. But when it comes to our education system, Americans must distinguish fact from fiction. This is especially true of our nation’s charter schools. Despite the fact that more than 2.5 […]

  • Academy Sees Test Score Improvement -Brevard NC

    Kristen Rodriguez, educational technology specialist for TeamCFA, told the Brevard Academy: Challenge Foundation Academy board of directors Monday night that the school has made tremendous improvement in its MAP test scores this year. “This is an unprecedented amount of growth in one year,” said Rodriguez. “You guys will probably be the highest in the (CFA) network.” The […]