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  • Many Wake County charter schools earn top performance grades

    More charter schools in Wake County earned top marks from the state this year than their counterparts in the traditional public schools.   All North Carolina public schools receive a school performance grade of A-F based largely on passing rates on standardized tests. Out of 18 Wake charter schools, 14 got an A-plus, A or […]

  • Charter Schools: The Reform That Sticks

    Sadly, decades of school reform efforts have come down to little more than throwing cooked spaghetti against the wall. To date, a lot of that spaghetti has peeled off.   Reforms that haven’t completely stuck include the Common Core curriculum, seen by conservatives as an Obama conspiracy and the “progressive” left as a plot to […]

  • Union Academy Names Margaret Dalpe Teacher of the Year

    After getting past the shock and surprise of being named the 2016-2017 Union Academy Teacher of the Year, high school English teacher Margaret Dalpe felt the weight of the honor and a great responsibility for carrying the title.   “I feel I must rise to this honor and live up to it every day,” she […]

  • All-girl charter school is first in NC for single gender

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s first charter school educating only children of a single gender is opening its doors.   One hundred sixth-grade girls are the first students to attend the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington. About 80 additional girls will be enrolled each year until the school reaches full enrollment in 2022 with […]

  • National Alliance Commends Connecticut Students and Parents For Fighting for More Great Public Schools

    Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president and CEO Nina Rees today released the following statement in response to the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging Connecticut laws and policies that significantly inhibit students and parents from accessing good public school options:   “We support the brave step taken yesterday by students […]

  • Back to school at Arapahoe Charter

    Monday was the first day back to school for students at Arapahoe Charter School in Pamlico County.   This year the school started two weeks earlier than it has in the past.   Dennis Sawyer, Administrative Director says, “The parents are always pretty excited for their children to go back to school and it does […]