North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • HPU POLL: North Carolinians See Education Headed in Wrong Direction

    HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2016 – The newest High Point University Poll finds North Carolinians concerned about the direction of public education in the state as well as a number of education policies being implemented or proposed at the state level. Overall, two-thirds (66 percent) of state residents said they thought public education in […]

  • Charter schools are here to stay, so deal with it

    According to a report (PDF) published by the NC Department of Public Instruction, 79,575, or 5.2 percent, of North Carolina’s public school students attend a charter school in North Carolina this year.  That is an increase of over 10,000 students and 0.7 percentage points compared to 2015. While North Carolina’s 158 charter schools are physically […]

  • Lee Teague: Charter school realities

    In your Feb. 1 editorial “Sorry teachers – again,” you repeated a myth that charter schools “drain” money from conventional schools. Charter school funding does come from the same pots as traditional schools. But they also “drain” 82,000 students in our state. Since charters are funded per pupil, simple math tells us that per pupil […]

  • North Carolina’s 2 charter school groups will merge

    Two groups representing North Carolina’s burgeoning charter school movement announced Friday they will merge. “By joining together, we can focus on providing the support charter schools need so they can deliver the education our students deserve,” Lisa Gordon Stella, board chair of the Raleigh-based N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools, said in a notice of […]

  • Association and Alliance to Merge

                    Two NC Charter School Organizations will Combine Efforts   North Carolina’s two charter school advocacy organizations announced today they have agreed to combine efforts as a single organization.   The NC Public Charter Schools Association and the NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools are non-profit organizations that […]

  • Raleigh charter school that serves low-income students is growing

    RALEIGH – At PAVE Southeast Raleigh Charter School, kindergartners analyze Langston Hughes poems, answer questions in complete sentences and “kiss their brains” when they answer correctly. The school of mostly minority and low-income students in its first year of operation is already in an expansion mode. It has received State Board of Education approval to nearly […]