North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • 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 […]

  • A Bay State Referendum on Charter Schools

    A half-dozen times in recent years I have participated in “book club night” at a local charter school—a not-for-credit event where seventh- and eighth-graders meet with adult volunteers to discuss a book we have all read in advance.   These nights are pretty much a charter proponent’s fantasy. The kids are wide-eyed and respectful. They […]

  • Black Education Leaders Fight NAACP on Charter Schools

    A group of 160 black education and community leaders from across the country are pushing back against an attempt by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to halt all future charter school growth.   The coalition, organized by the Black Alliance for Educational Options and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, […]

  • 38 New Charter Applications Received; Approved Schools Will Open for Students in Fall 2018

    Thirty-eight nonprofit boards submitted applications to open public charter schools in August 2018. A spreadsheet of applicants as well as their applications are available on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Office of Charter Schools’ website.   Sept. 19 was the deadline to submit a charter application through the Office of Charter Schools’ […]

  • Students Use STEM Skills to Make Prosthetic Hands for Children

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Hundreds of thousands of people suffer the loss of a limb every year, but some North Carolina middle school students are doing their part to help.   Uwharrie Charter Academy students in Asheboro are using a 3D printer to design and print parts for a prosthetic hand.   “We are printing prosthetics […]