These NC charter schools show how to succeed with low-income students

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. [...]

These NC charter schools show how to succeed with low-income students 2018-03-26T22:19:20+00:00

New report: Simple school-based program could solve a big health problem for poor and rural kids

While tooth decay is sometimes perceived as a childhood rite of passage, elementary school-aged children missing school and causing parents to miss work due to painful toothaches are no laughing matter. Parents of children with poor oral health miss twice as much work as their counterparts, due to preventable, unnecessary tooth pain.   A new [...]

New report: Simple school-based program could solve a big health problem for poor and rural kids 2018-03-13T09:43:09+00:00

Charter school annual report shows improvements but challenges remain

A new report shows that charter schools are becoming more racially diverse, enrolling more impoverished students, and performing better than in previous years, but experts say challenges remain. Since the first charter school opened in North Carolina in 1997, the legislature has required that the State Board of Education compile an annual report on how [...]

Charter school annual report shows improvements but challenges remain 2018-02-05T15:50:34+00:00

New report praises N.C. charter schools

RALEIGH — Two years after state education officials were accused of being too negative about charter schools, a new report praises North Carolina’s fast-growing charter schools and warns of “inequity” in their funding. The state Office of Charter Schools says it’s “pleased to report” that charter schools are becoming more racially diverse and are enrolling [...]

New report praises N.C. charter schools 2018-02-05T15:41:09+00:00

Report: Charters diversify, but still serve a very different population than traditional schools

North Carolina charters are working with a more diverse population today than they were two years ago, a new state report shows. But charter enrollment is still strikingly different from the student population in traditional public schools. Those are some of the findings of a report delivered by the state’s Office of Charter Schools this [...]

Report: Charters diversify, but still serve a very different population than traditional schools 2018-02-05T11:57:27+00:00

Do Charlotte’s Charter Schools Segregate?

Jenn Ayscue of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and UNC Charlotte researchers Amy Hawn Nelson, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Jason Giersch, and Martha Cecilia Bottia published a report this week titled “Charters as a Driver of Resegregation.” After reading the report, I’m not convinced. The authors bill the report as an exploration of the direct [...]

Do Charlotte’s Charter Schools Segregate? 2018-02-05T10:07:01+00:00

Charters boost N.C.’s public education

Academics love to debate whether charter schools take money away from school districts and a new research paper from Duke University and the University of Rochester is no different. It also happens to be wrong.   In North Carolina, like in most states, charters receive less public money for each student than district schools do. [...]

Charters boost N.C.’s public education 2018-01-28T16:43:00+00:00

North Carolina slips in national ranking on public education

RALEIGH —Issues with school funding and student achievement dropped North Carolina to 40th in the country in a new report card on public education, continuing a downward trend in the rankings for the Tar Heel state. North Carolina received a C- grade and a score of 70.6 out of a possible 100 in the 2018 [...]

North Carolina slips in national ranking on public education 2018-01-19T22:17:12+00:00
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