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This past year has been an honor to serve as North Carolina’s Charter School Teacher of the Year. Far from a reward for being the “best” teacher, this has been a year of service to represent the best teachers and to be an ambassador for the nearly 200 charter schools in our state. I’ve had [...]
In June, Charlotte’s Sugar Creek High School, a high-poverty, all-minority school, will graduate its first senior class. Of the 30 seniors, all have been accepted by at least one four-year college. Three were accepted for early admission at UNC-Chapel Hill. Most of these students will be the first person from their families to attend college. [...]
A recent report from policy analyst Kris Nordstrom at the N.C. Justice Center claims that charter schools are contributing to increasing racial segregation. Public charter schools are free public schools that are open to all students, and only make up 6 percent of all public schools nationwide. Charter schools should not be labeled as [...]
A recent report from policy analyst Kris Nordstrom at the North Carolina Justice Center claims that charter schools are contributing to increasing racial segregation. Public charter schools are free public schools that are open to all students, and only make up six percent of all public schools nationwide. Read More
VASS, N.C., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter School Capital, the first national financial services provider exclusively focused on charter schools and the students they serve, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired the Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School (STARS) facility, located at 140 Southern Dunes Drive, Vass, NC., for [...]
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 [...]
School choice advocates around the state this week are celebrating their ability to choose a school other than the local public school to which their child is zoned. Charter school students and voucher recipients are wrapping up in yellow scarves embroidered with the words, "National School Choice Week," and carrying signs that say, "Got choice?" [...]