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  • North East Prep officials recount trip to China

      “North East Prep Executive Director John Westberg, Communications Director Diane LeFiles, Dr. Hope Williams from the N.C. Independent Colleges Association and Tolson were part of a larger delegation organized by the Global Classroom Alliance. The group toured eight schools and met with education officials from the local provinces and the national government of China.” […]

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  • Charter School Group Asks for School Improvement Grant Flexibility to Expand Access to High-Quality Schools

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT September 4, 2014 Katherine Bathgate (202) 521-2827 Katherine@publiccharters.org   Charter School Group Asks for School Improvement Grant Flexibility to Expand Access to High-Quality Schools WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a new report with recommendations to help students more quickly access high-quality public schools. The policy […]

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  • A Response to the Financial Fantasies of Choice – By John J “Tiny” McLaughlin III

          Should the primary focus of public education in the United States be the education of children or is the diverse institution we refer to as public education, so fundamental to the fabric of our nation, that maintaining it should be paramount.   – The Existential Question of Public Education   Peter-   […]

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  • Test scores and graduation rates for 2013-14: Part 2

    Of the 33 charter schools that reported graduation rates in 2014, over two-thirds of them had a rate that exceeded the state average. Twelve had graduation rates that were at or near 100 percent. The graduation rate for all charter high school students was around 90 percent last year. According to a preliminary analysis of state test […]

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  • In One State (North Carolina), More Children Homeschool Than Attend Private Schools. Why That Shouldn’t Shock You.

    “In North Carolina, the number of homeschoolers has now surpassed the number of students attending private schools. North Carolina has seen homeschooling increase by 27 percent over the past two years.” – Read more here

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  • SB 744 Virtual Pilot

    Below is the portion of the budget bill relating to the virtual charter pilot.   VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM SECTION 8.35.(a) Notwithstanding G.S. 115C-238.29D or any other provision of law to the contrary, the State Board of Education shall establish a pilot program to authorize the operation of two virtual charter schools serving students […]

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