North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

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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 […]

  • Union Academy Named 2016 North Carolina School of Character

    Union Academy Charter School is pleased to announce that, 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 […]

  • NC Charter Schools to Discuss Legislative Issues

    The NC Public Charter Schools Association (NCPCSA) will hold a series of legislative roundtable forums around the state to help formulate its legislative agenda for 2016 “short” session. Charter school principals, board members, and other leaders are invited to attend, describe challenges for their schools and hear from local legislators.   Charter schools are public […]

  • State board pulls the plug on Kennedy and Crossroads charter schools

    The North Carolina Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to stop public funding for Kennedy and Crossroads charter schools in Charlotte, after an advisory panel said pulling the plug was important to set high standards for the independent public schools. The vote means both schools, which have been open for more than a decade, must […]

  • Charter Opponents Running Out of Excuses: Student Gains Continue to Withstand Scrutiny

    How is it possible that urban charter schools are increasingly high-performing? “Teaching to the test,” critics will say.  But that claim is being debunked by serious research. A newly published study shows that charter students enjoy greater achievement across the board, posting significant gains on both predictable test questions as well as those that their […]

  • New Office of Charter Schools Executive Director Announced!

    In a statement Thursday, the North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association congratulated Machado, who is a member of the board. “Dave is a real leader in the charter school community. We are glad someone with his hands-on experience with charter schools was chosen and look forward to working with him,” said executive director Lee Teague. […]