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  • Test scores and graduation rates for 2013-14: Part 2

    Of the 33 charter schools that reported graduation rates in 2014, over two-thirds of them had a rate that exceeded the state average. Twelve had graduation rates that were at or near 100 percent. The graduation rate for all charter high school students was around 90 percent last year. According to a preliminary analysis of state test […]

  • In One State (North Carolina), More Children Homeschool Than Attend Private Schools. Why That Shouldn’t Shock You.

    “In North Carolina, the number of homeschoolers has now surpassed the number of students attending private schools. North Carolina has seen homeschooling increase by 27 percent over the past two years.” – Read more here

  • SB 744 Virtual Pilot

    Below is the portion of the budget bill relating to the virtual charter pilot.   VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL PILOT PROGRAM SECTION 8.35.(a) Notwithstanding G.S. 115C-238.29D or any other provision of law to the contrary, the State Board of Education shall establish a pilot program to authorize the operation of two virtual charter schools serving students […]

  • Hall school system considers going charter

    Hall County School District, and all school districts in Georgia, have until June 30 to decide whether they will be a traditional system, a charter system or an Investing in Educational Excellence system (IE2). – Read more here   

  • The Importance of Afterschool Programming

      The nation’s most in-depth study of how America’s children spend their afternoons finds that 15 million children — more than a quarter of our children — are alone and unsupervised after school. – Read more here

  • Local schools shine in state performance measurements

    As for the two charter schools located in Mooresville, Pine Lake Preparatory had approximately 81.2 percent of its students test proficient in all subjects and 22.1 percent of students fell in the level 5 achievement ranking. Meanwhile, Langtree Charter School—which received performance indicators for the first year—had 73.5 percent of its students test proficient on […]