North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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  • Washington update

    We hope that your school year is (or will soon be!) off to a great start! Congress returns on September 8th for a short month of work before adjourning in October for elections on Nov 4th. We expect that Congress will pass a short-term funding resolution to bridge the gap between the start of the […]

  • How Charter Schools Spend Less than Public Schools, But Achieve Better Results

    Wolf and his coauthors also found that lifetime economic earnings obtained in charter schools outpaced those of traditional public schools. “In all states,” the authors note, “charter schools deliver a greater [Return on Investment] ROI than do [traditional public schools] TPS.” Not only do charters deliver a greater return on investment, but in 18 of […]

  • Key to successful NC charter schools includes partnerships

    Like all public schools, public charter schools are accountable to all of us. When well-managed and accountable, they can, in concert with district-run public schools, help our state reach the day when all students have access to a high-quality public education. Working together, public charters and district-run schools can better ensure that all public school […]

  • The Classical Education

    Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium. […]

  • Union County’s massive overcrowding

    Editor’s note: The NC Charter School Advisory Board earlier shut out two Union County applications, largely due to the request in each for 500-600 students! The subcommittees chided the founders and questioned the need for the seats. The county, with one of the largest LEAs in the state, has only one charter, Union Academy, a […]

  • Multiple applications to charters

    Multiple applications and timing add confusion. VERITAS’ Katy Ridnouer explains. Channel 9