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Knox magnet program showing promise, board learns
Dec 12, 8:41 AM: The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education on Monday received an update on programs at the Knox Center for Accelerated Studies, formerly Knox Middle School. At the beginning of the 2016-17 year, the school started a magnet >
SCS loses another $600K to charter enrollment
Dec 8, 7:13 AM: The N.C. Department of Instruction reported its funding decrease of SCS by a value of nearly $600,000 due to an under projected number of students attending charter schools.
Some school districts balk at charter schools. This one is embracing them.
Dec 6, 6:39 AM: Charter schools often spark heated debates about education funding, but such tensions are noticeably absent as Johnston County’s second charter school prepares to open next year.
2 charter schools in Wake County won’t open as planned
Dec 5, 7:13 AM: A 2,000-student charter school planned for Cary is on hold, and another charter school in Knightdale won’t open at all, according to the schools’ management company.
North Carolina a leader in state vouchers for private school
Dec 4, 8:18 AM: North Carolina has three taxpayer-funded school-choice initiatives, all created by the Republican-controlled General Assembly since 2013, and Julian could benefit from all three. None of the money — up to $21,200 annually >
Retired principal to become Greensboro charter school director on Friday
Nov 30, 6:41 AM: Next Generation is one of two new charter schools slated to open next school year in Greensboro. The school's emphasis is literacy instruction, including reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
MS promised an alternative to failing schools. Can families figure it out in time?
Nov 30, 6:12 AM: The school board pledged exactly the opposite: A choice system that would be easy to navigate, even for families who face barriers such as limited English proficiency or lack of internet access at home. The promise that no >
Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools addresses 4 schools with biggest achievement gaps
Nov 29, 6:49 AM: The schools are in the Focus School list for the 2015-17 cycle, according to DPI. To get off the list, the schools are working this year on several different strategies, said Dr. Karen Roseboro, instructional >
Nov 28, 6:51 AM: When Pascal Mubenga became the superintendent of Franklin County Schools, he sent a letter to all the families who had taken their children out of the school system, presumably for charter and private schools. >
Students and parents explore opportunities at local magnet schools
Nov 22, 8:15 AM: Although the Dixie Classic Fair isn’t scheduled to return to the city until Sept. 2018, the Education Building at the city fairgrounds mirrored the fall classic last weekend as hundreds of local children and their parents >
Online Catawba launches new digital pathway for Catawba County Schools
Nov 22, 7:17 AM: Online Catawba provides students the opportunity to earn high school credits at no extra charge through online classes taken anywhere at any time. This is not a new concept. Currently, students can take additional online >
Baby bust? Enrollment in NC public schools flattens, even with charter boom
Nov 22, 6:24 AM: Mecklenburg County has almost 18,500 students in charter schools this year, an increase of 1,700 over last year. But that’s well below the 2,600-student increase for charter schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had >
Stay-at-home students attend virtual school
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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.



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