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  • Brown v. Board 60 Years May 17, 1954

    “. . . well. like I say, we lived in an integrated neighborhood and I had all of these playmates of different nationalities. And so when I found out that day that I might be able to go to their school, I was just thrilled, you know. And I remember walking over to Sumner school with my […]

  • K-3 Formative Assessment Matters

    (June) The Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) and the K-3 Formative Assessment currently in development will assess the five essential domains of learning. For assessment to be a seamless process of assessing-and-instructing, best teaching practices must be implemented in the classroom. This month we will unpack the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Three […]

  • 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 […]