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NC public school teachers are absent more than charter school teachers, study finds
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Sep 21, 5:35 AM: More than a third of teachers in North Carolina’s traditional public schools are chronically absent – double the rate of their peers in the state’s charter schools, according to a new national study released Wednesday. >
Wake pulling up the welcome mat at some schools because of new class-size rules
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Sep 20, 5:00 AM: More than two-dozen Wake County elementary schools will stop accepting new transfer students and potentially make other changes to try to meet new state class-size limits that go into effect in 2018.
Training, traveling helps history teacher at I-LEAD Charter School in Reading
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Sep 18, 6:54 AM: Inside his history and philosophy classroom at I-LEAD Charter School, Christian Miller points out maps and graphics scattered around the walls that illustrate Reading's past.
This Durham charter made a huge gain in student proficiency. How did it happen?
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Sep 18, 6:45 AM: Global Scholars’ students increased the school’s proficiency score from 36 percent on the 2015-16 test to a 52.8 percent passing rate on the most recent round of state tests.
Durham, Johnston schools ask to be excluded from NC's new Innovative School District
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Sep 18, 6:27 AM: As state education leaders try to decide which low-performing public schools should be part of North Carolina's new Innovative School District, school leaders in Durham and Johnston counties have one message for them – >
Two new charter schools plan to open in Greensboro next school year
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Sep 18, 6:21 AM: One’s a learning-by-doing school aiming for downtown. The other is literacy-focused, planning to rent space from a church farther south. And leaders of both plan to offer meals and bus rides for students — not a given >
Durham, Johnston schools ask to be excluded from NC's new Innovative School District
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Sep 18, 5:16 AM: As state education leaders try to decide which low-performing public schools should be part of North Carolina's new Innovative School District, school leaders in Durham and Johnston counties have one message for them – >
County charter schools school performance grades released
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Sep 13, 6:49 AM: Cabarrus County’s charter schools came in on the lower side with the School Performance Grades that were recently released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in its READY Accountability Report. >
Charter school possibility on school board’s agenda
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Sep 12, 4:58 AM: An initiative that would turn at least one county public school into a charter school and a request for school-owned land from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are on the agenda this evening for the Board of >
Charter school moves ahead on multi-million dollar project
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Sep 11, 6:03 AM: The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy class of 2020 is set to be the first to graduate from a state-of-the-art high school facility.
Years of work, millions of dollars bring small yields at most challenged CMS schools
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Sep 11, 5:04 AM: As a new superintendent and Charlotte’s philanthropic community contemplate the future of public education, the latest state ratings bring a sobering reminder of how elusive school turnaround can be.
NC's online charter schools show some improvement, but still fail to meet expectations
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Sep 8, 6:11 AM: North Carolina's online charter schools showed some improvement last school year but still failed to meet academic growth expectations, according to school performance data released by the state Thursday. >
3 low-performing Guilford schools eligible for state-run 'innovative' district
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Sep 8, 5:55 AM: Three Guilford County elementary schools are among 48 low-performing schools statewide identified as potential candidates to be pulled from their districts into a new state-run district, where they'd be managed by charter >
Which low-performing NC schools could be taken over by a charter school operator?
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Sep 8, 5:09 AM: North Carolina is moving closer to turning over two low-performing elementary schools to a charter school operator in 2018 after identifying Thursday which 48 schools are under consideration for the program. >
Nearly 2,500 students have left NC's online charter schools: Why did they leave? Where did they go?
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Aug 30, 5:45 AM: Macy is one of more than 4,400 students across North Carolina who enrolled this past year in the state's two virtual charter schools – Connections Academy and North Carolina Virtual Academy. Both are based in Durham but >
How do virtual charter schools work?
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Aug 30, 5:32 AM: North Carolina debuted two virtual charter schools in August 2015 – N.C. Connections Academy and N.C. Virtual Academy. The schools were launched as part of a four-year pilot program to determine whether virtual charters >
Modeled after a charter, this $32 million Charlotte school sets trends for 2017
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Aug 25, 5:59 AM: The new school is the district’s latest effort to provide top-flight education to the black, Hispanic and low-income students who traditionally trail their more advantaged peers. Renaissance West will serve them in their >
Families running to school choice in NC
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Aug 25, 4:51 AM: North Carolina's school choice program is marking a milestone during the current school year, reaching more than 8,000 families with scholarship funds.
Proposed charter school adds pressure against social services
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Aug 17, 7:04 AM: A possible charter school in the new Gate City Station similarly holds the potential to disrupt the Interactive Resource Center — an agency one block away that provides an array of services to people experiencing >
Why 50 young teens at UNCC embody the future of public education in Charlotte BY ANN DOSS HELMS Rea
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Aug 17, 5:38 AM:

The traditional model for expanding public schools – build a big school where the population is growing and draw a boundary around it – isn’t obsolete. But it’s being elbowed aside in a world where public school >

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