Maureen Joy Charter School an early pioneer in NC charters

Maureen Joy Charter School opened in Durham, N.C. in 1997, one of the first charters in the state. It’s mission is to provide children from low-income families with a quality education. The school provides bus service to students throughout most of Durham County, and serves breakfast and lunch. Read More

Maureen Joy Charter School an early pioneer in NC charters2017-10-11T12:39:18-04:00

Does Fixing America’s Schools Mean Scrapping The Public Model?

The charter school experiment is in many ways still in its infancy. In the past 25 years thousands of schools across the country have turned to the model to tackle low performance and to give administrators more freedom to play with school structure. There are some glowing success stories, but studies show inconsistency in charter [...]

Does Fixing America’s Schools Mean Scrapping The Public Model?2017-10-11T12:33:34-04:00

Teaching Foundational Reading Skills

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University is hosting a free online professional development course for teachers.  The Teaching Foundational Reading Skills MOOC-Ed will help you more effectively prepare your students in grades K–3 with the skills they need to become successful readers. This is a critical challenge for elementary school teachers. Reading competency [...]

Teaching Foundational Reading Skills2017-10-11T12:02:15-04:00

More NC Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams Earning College Credit: SAT data also released for NC, results above national average

Continuing a recent trend, more North Carolina high school students are taking and succeeding in college-level Advanced Placement courses, according to a report released today by The College Board, which administers the AP program and exams. The number of public school students in North Carolina taking at least one AP exam in 2016-17 increased 6 [...]

More NC Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams Earning College Credit: SAT data also released for NC, results above national average2017-10-03T08:17:39-04:00

Southern Meck draws surge of charter school plans, including a new Ballantyne high

As a county commissioner Matthew Ridenhour oversees spending for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. As of this week, he’s also one of three applicants seeking state approval to open a charter school in the booming Steele Creek area of southwest Charlotte where his family has lived for generations. Ridenhour said Thursday there’s no conflict between the two roles, [...]

Southern Meck draws surge of charter school plans, including a new Ballantyne high2017-10-03T08:04:59-04:00

Wilmington could get an arts charter school

WILMINGTON -- An arts-focused public charter school has applied to open in Wilmington in 2019. Wilmington School of the Arts would start as a K-2 school with projected enrollment of 300, adding another grade level and 100 new students each following year until it is a K-8, according to the school’s application to the N.C. [...]

Wilmington could get an arts charter school2017-10-03T07:38:54-04:00

Third charter school could be coming to Pitt County

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - There could be more options for students as more organizations are applying to create charter schools in the east. Right now, there are two charters schools in Pitt County, but members of Rising Above the Stars Academy hope to become the third. They submitted their application to the state to begin [...]

Third charter school could be coming to Pitt County2017-10-02T13:12:51-04:00
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