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Viewpoint: Sugar Creek Charter works? Great, but what about all the other students?
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Apr 3, 5:40 AM: Students who attend Sugar Creek Charter School do so because of policies that fail their own neighborhood schools. We have segregated and starved our traditional public schools. In response, some community leaders merely >
Charter School Operator Recommended for New School District Tied to Legislator that Created It
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Apr 3, 5:12 AM: The State Board of Education will vote this week on an operator for the first school in the state's Innovative School District, and the recommended contender's board of directors includes a former legislator who sponsored >
Editorial: Stop legislature's policies that make public schools more segregated
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Mar 30, 6:46 AM: But, as a series of recent studies reveal, that progress has been eroded over the last decade. The state’s financial support for public schools is being diminished. The number of public charter schools has been greatly >
Opinion: These NC charter schools show how to succeed with low-income students
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Mar 27, 6:08 AM: In June, Charlotte’s Sugar Creek High School, a high-poverty, all-minority school, will graduate its first senior class. Of the 30 seniors, all have been accepted by at least one four-year college. Three were accepted for >
Wilmington’s GLOW Academy gets city approval for new school
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Mar 27, 5:54 AM: Wilmington’s all-girls charter school has city approval to build a permanent home on Sunglow Avenue. The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW), is planning a four-building campus near Maides Park, with room for >
Decision time for charter school planned for northern Durham County
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Mar 27, 5:25 AM: The developers of a planned charter school opposed by its would-be northern Durham neighbors could find out Tuesday whether they can move forward with the middle school for 500 students.
Restart Program Gives Some Low-Performing Schools Flexibility To Help Struggling Students
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Mar 26, 5:20 AM: For the past two years, some North Carolina schools have embarked on an experiment that could herald a new era in the state’s public school system.
New high school to open in August at ECU
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Mar 26, 5:09 AM: The program will be a new school option within the public school system, admitting students who are first-generation college applicants, at risk of dropping out, or seeking accelerated studies. It is on track to admit its >
Restart schools eye more flexibility
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Mar 23, 5:12 AM: As River Road Middle School and Pasquotank Elementary School near the three-quarter mark of their first year under the “restart” school reform model, both are eyeing changes to staffing and school organization for next >
Smaller class sizes, charter schools squeezing Chapel Hill-Carrboro school funding
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Mar 21, 6:08 AM: State-mandated lower class sizes and charter schools are putting the squeeze on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board’s budget.
After years of struggles, more than 100 NC schools hope new program will lead to success
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Mar 20, 7:05 AM: The school autonomy is by design. The Restart program relies on the premise that schools know what is best for their students and should be granted flexibility to make changes. The principles of the model are similar to >
Company tied to rich donor recommended to take over low-performing NC school
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Mar 20, 5:46 AM: A company tied to a wealthy libertarian donor who helped pass a state law allowing the takeover of low-performing North Carolina schools is now being recommended to run one of those schools.
In NC, some low-performing schools get flexibility to help struggling students
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Mar 19, 7:27 AM: For the past two years, some North Carolina schools have embarked on an experiment that could herald a new era in the state’s public school system. In a state where the education system typically operates from the top >
Private school enrollment doubles
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Mar 19, 5:43 AM: Thanks largely to word of mouth from parents happy with their child’s experience and an assist from the state’s school voucher program, a private school in Elizabeth City has doubled its enrollment in the past three >
Charter Schools Face Challenges Collaborating With Traditional Public Schools
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Mar 19, 5:21 AM:

There are now 173 charter schools in North Carolina.  After the General Assembly lifted the cap of 100 in 2010, the number of public charter schools soared.  In the past four years, four new charter schools opened in >

NC should close charter schools that aren't diverse, new report says
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Mar 19, 4:45 AM: North Carolina's traditional public schools are becoming more segregated and charter schools are partly to blame, according to a new report from the left-leaning N.C. Justice Center.
Academy of Innovation gets the OK
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Mar 14, 4:48 AM: North Carolina has 160 CIHS in the state, and the idea has been around for about 13 years, Davis said. She has previously worked with two innovative schools in her career. McDowell Early College is considered a CIHS, and >
School board discusses offering courses to homeschoolers
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Mar 9, 6:16 AM: Stokes County School Board is looking at options to increase possible enrollment and may have found it by offering courses to homeschoolers through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS).
NC charter school leader: Public schools ‘milking’ federal school lunch program
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Mar 6, 7:06 AM: A charter school advocate who helps North Carolina pick which new charter schools should be approved is charging that traditional public schools are serving subsidized meals to students who don’t need them – such as >
Charter school funding fairness probed by legislative task force
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Feb 27, 6:20 AM:

Currently, charter schools receive state funding directly from the General Assembly, but local funds go through the local school districts before they’re sent to charter schools. In the most recent task force meeting, >

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