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  • Charter growth in Mecklenburg expected to outstrip CMS 5 to 1

    Mecklenburg County’s public school enrollment is expected to grow by roughly 3,200 students next year. And for every one that chooses Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the district expects five to pick charter schools. That nugget, tucked into a budget report at Tuesday’s school board meeting, was overshadowed by more dramatic and controversial items. But charter school growth […]

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  • Lee Teague: Charter schools, conventional public schools both want to help children

    Whether it’s the people we associate with, the food we eat, or the news we read, the trend for the last 60-plus years has been for more diversity and more individual choice. We are no longer a one-size-fits-all type of society. But that often means challenging our old ways and being open to new ideas. […]

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  • Confusion over charter schools

    I am a teacher in a North Carolina Public Charter School. A colleague from another school system recently congratulated me on the passage of a bill approving increased funding for vouchers. I was quite taken aback.  Vouchers fund private schools, not charter schools. In that conversation, I realized the confusion that remains regarding the differences […]

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  • EdTalk Podcast: Episode Three: Interview with Lee Teague

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  • President Shows a Strong Commitment to Charter Schools in FY 2017 Budget

    President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes $350 million for the Charter Schools Program. This is a 5 percent increase over the $333 million included in the FY2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act. National Alliance President and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement in response to the president’s announcement saying, “Throughout his […]

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  • Union Academy Named 2016 North Carolina School of Character

    Union Academy Charter School is pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement in collaboration with the North Carolina State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction, named Union Academy a 2016 North Carolina School of Character. The program recognized Union Academy as a school that has demonstrated its use […]

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