North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • The ‘charter school’ model could help our most needy students

    Australia should consider following the lead of the US and introduce privately managed but publicly funded “charter schools”. There is good evidence to suggest they can be beneficial, especially for disadvantaged students, writes Jennifer Buckingham. Read more here…

  • Charter admin subject to OT under proposed regs

    Dear Charters,   The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) intends to file a public comment in response to the Department of Labor’s (Department) proposed updated regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay protections. They are seeking some input […]

  • Alabama charters must fund 3-4 months of first year

    NCPCSA note: Alabama is the most recent state to allow charters. But after reading this provision I wonder which is worse, a charter set up for failure because of no funding, or no charter at all?   E. Goodall   “Charter schools receive their first payment from the school system following only the first quarter of […]

  • Charter schools impact

    Statistics show that over the past three years North Carolina charter schools have increased in numbers and in student population. Charter schools provide parents an alternative choice for education. Surprising to many is that charter school funding comes from public tax dollars. Read more here…

  • Better odds advertising charters by Eddie Goodall

    Better idea. Take $1 million of the lottery ad money and tell families and businesses about how to start a charter school. One primary reason we have dwindling charter applications (71 in 2014 and 40 this year) is that residents are unaware that it is indeed they and partnering neighbors or colleagues who apply to […]

  • Richard Sinclair joins Association efforts

    Hi Everyone, I hope the year is off to a great start and that this finds you well. I am writing to introduce you to Rich Sinclair, a new addition to our team. We fully expect Rich and his three initiatives to be of significant value to “our” growing and ever evolving network of innovative […]