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Stay-at-home students attend virtual school
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Nov 20, 6:43 AM: Twenty-five students are currently enrolled in the Virtual Academy, which opened in August. The Virtual Academy is open free of charge to students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade who live in Gaston County. It’s operated >
Cooper leaves charter schools off the list
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Nov 16, 7:25 AM: This isn’t the first time that Cooper’s critics have pointed out a snub at public charters, despite having said during the campaign that “carefully selected charters can bring innovations.” He appointed 25 members to his >
State’s two virtual charter schools seek permanent operation
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Nov 15, 6:00 AM: Members of the state’s Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee will be looking into North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools following a presentation last week requesting permanent operation and increased >
HCLA charter revoked
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Nov 14, 6:11 AM: The State Board of Education voted unanimously Nov. 1 to revoke the charter of Windsor-based Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy (HCLA), but the school is expected to appeal the decision.
This struggling charter school saw big gains on test scores. Here’s how.
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Nov 13, 5:54 AM: High-stakes standardized tests used to be a source of dread at Hope Charter Leadership Academy, but the high-poverty charter school near downtown Raleigh decided to take a different approach: Embrace the exams. >
Robeson County School Doesn't Want To Become A Charter
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Nov 13, 5:50 AM: The Robeson County School Board has come out against the State Board of Education's decision to select one of its elementary schools to be the first school in the state's new Innovative School District. >
Virtual charters seek contract renewal from lawmakers
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Nov 9, 6:02 AM: Before becoming the board chair of N.C. Connections Academy, Bridget Phifer was a parent of a student enrolled in the virtual charter school. Health issues kept Bridget’s husband in and out of the hospital, but the >
Virtual charter schools were an experiment in NC. Should they continue to stay open?
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Nov 8, 7:00 AM: North Carolina’s two online charter schools are both considered low performing by the state, but the leaders of the schools say they should be allowed to stay open on a more permanent basis.
The war over NC's Innovative School District
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Nov 8, 6:27 AM: Last week, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the inclusion of Robeson County’s Southside Ashpole Elementary School to the Innovative School District (ISD) — a program that will ultimately collect >
NC online charter school asks to become permanent despite academic struggles
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Nov 8, 6:20 AM: The leader of North Carolina Connections Academy, one of the state's two online charter schools, asked state lawmakers Tuesday to make the virtual schools permanent instead of pilot programs and give them more local >
Bertie County charter school appealing revocation of charter
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Nov 7, 7:03 AM: A local charter school is fighting back after the NC Board of Education approved a recommendation to close their school.
State Board of Education Exercises Oversight, Prepares To Close Charter School
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Nov 7, 5:59 AM: The State Board of Education voted in its November meeting to close Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy in Bertie County after a series of issues that the Charter School Advisory Board Chair Alex Quigley called, "a >
Is your child’s school low-performing? Improvement plans for schools on the way
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Nov 6, 8:09 AM: Six of the elementary schools – Bethesda, Eno Valley, Fayetteville Street, Glenn, Lakewood and Sandy Ridge – have been granted charter-like flexibility by the State Board of Education (SBE), which means they essentially >
State Board of Education members miffed by charter takeover district’s slow roll-out
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Nov 3, 5:47 AM: State Board of Education members on Thursday approved the recommendation to launch a controversial charter takeover district with a struggling Robeson County elementary next year, but multiple members expressed frustration >
After 'pattern of failure,' state board votes to close Bertie County charter school
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Nov 3, 5:45 AM: The State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to revoke the charter of Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy. The school is expected to appeal the decision.
New charter school for more than 2,000 students is coming to Cary
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Nov 3, 5:43 AM: The State Board of Education unanimously approved Cardinal Charter Academy West Campus, which plans to educate up to 2,180 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The new school, modeled after the existing Cardinal >
Legislative Task Force Begins to Consider Education Finance Reform
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Nov 3, 5:30 AM: A legislative task force is poised to lead in making big changes to the way the state allocates funding to North Carolina's public schools.
Want public emails from this NC charter school? Write a check for $7,500 up front
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Nov 2, 5:07 AM: A Charlotte-area charter school has responded to a public records request by demanding an up-front payment of $7,500, saying that’s the estimated cost of paying a contractor to produce the emails and a lawyer to oversee >
Online schooling helps Leland teen in dance career
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Oct 30, 5:34 AM: The North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) is an online public charter school that has allowed 15-year-old Madison Toney, of Leland, to pursue her dreams of being a traveling dancer.
Wake County wants to make schools more diverse. What could that mean for your child?
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Oct 27, 7:00 AM: More than a fifth of Wake County schools have a large concentration of poor students, and passing rates on state exams range drastically across the district and sometimes at schools within a few miles of each other. >

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