North Carolina continues to lead the nation in numbers of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with 616 additional teachers gaining the endorsement last month from the Arlington, Va., based organization. Nearly 21,500 teachers in North Carolina have attained national certification, which is based on a rigorous performance-based [...]
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The recently approved Davidson Charter Academy is one step closer to opening its doors later this year with the purchase of 30 acres where the school is to be built. According to Erin Steenwyk, chairwoman of the charter academy’s board of directors, the organization purchased land on Biesecker Road next to St. Andrew’s United Church [...]
A bill that would let Matthews and Mint Hill create their own charter schools sparked fierce debate when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders and state legislators met this week. There was one point of agreement: A bill that affects only two small towns south of Charlotte could change the face of school choice in North Carolina. “It’s [...]
As education options continue to increase for parents and students, one organization is set to help spread the word later this month championing school choice with thousands of events and millions of participants. National School Choice Week, which started in 2011 and “is now the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education,” is [...]
Raleigh, N.C. — As State Superintendent Mark Johnson begins his second year in office, WRAL News asked him to look ahead and share his predictions for North Carolina public schools in 2018. 1) NC educators will see more salary increases. The salary increases passed in 2017 will continue for the 2018-19 school year. [...]
RALEIGH - Some North Carolina school districts are rushing to take advantage of the ability to operate low-performing schools more like charter schools, while others are taking a more cautious approach. The State Board of Education voted Thursday to allow eight schools, including four in Johnson County, to use the "restart model" as a [...]
WILMINGTON — The state’s first single-gender public charter may soon have a new campus to call home. After nearly 30 acres of land was donated to the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) by the Cameron family in March, the all-girls public charter school has submitted plans to put that acreage to use. Located off [...]
With approval to open the Global Achievers School in August, the board of Nash County’s newest charter school is set to begin accepting applications as the new year begins. Both prospective students and prospective teachers can submit applications beginning Monday at the school’s website: www.weareglobalachievers.org. The N.C. Charter School Advisory Board voted in April to recommend that [...]