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 more economically disadvantaged students. The gains, a 0.8 percentage point increase in Hispanic students and a 1 percentage point increase in the number of low-income students, comes after criticism from some groups about how charter schools aren’t as diverse as traditional public schools.

The report also points to improvements in the academic performance of charter schools, adding that the Office of Charter Schools “is confident that the strength of the charter sector will continue to grow.”

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2018-02-05T15:41:09+00:00

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