Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

NC State Board of Education OKs 11 new charter schools

RALEIGH — The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved 11 new charter schools that are expected to open in the fall, including a school in Southeast Raleigh that … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: House panel okays fast-tracking expansion of for-profit charter schools

The House Education Committee approved a Senate bill that would allow for-profit charter schools to multiply rapidly in North Carolina. The bill creates an expedited review process for charter schools … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: Charter schools a good choice for public education

I’d like to clear up some inaccuracies about charter schools made by individuals quoted in the February 16, AC-T article, “Charter schools bring excitement, tension.” Charter schools are public schools … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: Charter school leaders vow to fight closing

CARRBORO, N.C. — Jane Miller has every intention to keep Pace Academy’s doors open, but the state Board of Education has other plans. The body unanimously voted Thursday not to renew … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Charter schools on rise in North Carolina

Durham County will be adding its 11th charter school in August, contributing to a recent surge in area charter schools that has drawn concern from local public school officials. Six more … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: Charter school would focus on vocations

A group of south Charlotte residents has applied to open a new charter school that would focus on careers such as carpentry and masonry. Founders of the Russell Lee Jones … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: McCrory vows to hold charter schools to high standards

With school choice thriving in North Carolina, it’s vital to make sure all options offer a high-quality education, Gov. Pat McCrory said at a rally in Charlotte Thursday. The school … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA approves 26 new charter schools for fall 2014

RALEIGH — The State Board of Education gave final approval Thursday for 26 new charter schools to open this fall ‑ the largest expansion of the program since the late 1990s. … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Charter schools poised for expansion in North Carolina

The next two weeks will determine how rapidly North Carolina’s charter-school movement expands, at a time when supporters say the schools are giving families more choices and critics say they’re … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA sees new flurry of charter-school applications

Seventy-one would-be school operators have applied to open North Carolina charters in 2015-16, including 31 in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. The latest round of applications, which will be screened by … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: Seventy-one applicants want to start charter schools in 2015

The state’s charter school office received 71 applications to open new charter schools in 2015. The applications will be vetted by a charter advisory committee, and its recommendations will be … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: Charter school test scores above local, state averages

Charter Day School students outperformed their peers in traditional public schools in both New Hanover and Brunswick counties on the new Common Core end-of-year tests. According to data released from … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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