Charter schools could get more money if NC lawmakers overhaul K-12 funding system

RALEIGH - Charter school supporters lobbied state lawmakers Thursday for more money at a time when charter schools and traditional public schools are arguing with each over about how much funding they receive.   School choice advocates told state legislators that charter school students aren’t being funded fairly compared to students in traditional public schools, [...]

Charter schools could get more money if NC lawmakers overhaul K-12 funding system2018-02-28T09:47:17+00:00

Charter Schools 101: What Is a Charter School?

It’s hard to believe that after nearly 30 years charter schools are still a mystery in some parts of the United States. But I still get the question: What is a charter school?   Charter schools are public schools, but instead of being governed by a local school board, they are governed by a document—their [...]

Charter Schools 101: What Is a Charter School?2018-02-26T10:52:32+00:00

Gray Stone celebrates middle school addition

The middle school building was built by Omega Construction, Inc. from Pilot Mountain. They specialize in commercial buildings and have built several charter schools around the state. Omega Construction has built all of Gray Stone's facilities. “It has been a wonderful relationship and we are grateful for it..." Read More

Gray Stone celebrates middle school addition2018-02-20T18:44:36+00:00

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the latest research, namely [...]

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught2018-02-13T11:13:20+00:00

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Is Feb. 12-16

School bus drivers across North Carolina will bask in well-earned attention next week during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, as individual schools and districts recognize drivers’ key role with various events and celebrations. Nationally, February is Love the Bus month, aimed to raise awareness and appreciation for the safe experience of riding the bus to [...]

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Is Feb. 12-162018-02-12T15:30:12+00:00

Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — When it comes to charter schools, there are those who love them, hate them or simply don’t know much about them. So 9 On Your Side took a look at Bear Grass Charter School in Martin County to get a better idea of how they work. “A charter school in North [...]

Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction2018-02-12T11:00:31+00:00

State Supreme Court hears arguments in State Board battle against Superintendent

North Carolina is one step closer to a decision about who is ultimately in charge of the public education of its students. The State Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from lawyers representing the State Board of Education, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, and the state of North Carolina in the final step of [...]

State Supreme Court hears arguments in State Board battle against Superintendent2018-02-08T10:10:54+00:00

NC Association for Public Charter Schools Adds to Its Lobbying Team

RALEIGH - The NC Association for Public Charter Schools announced this week the addition of Charles “Ches” McDowell to its team of lobbyists. He joins previously contracted lobbyist Michelle Frazier as they work together to represent the Association in implementing its legislative agenda. “Ches brings invaluable insights to the Association,” said Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director [...]

NC Association for Public Charter Schools Adds to Its Lobbying Team2018-02-06T11:50:39+00:00
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