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Roger Bacon's Baker Michell rationalizes why transparency with public funds doesn't apply to him

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The following was posted Monday on Baker Mitchell's website. Mitchell is the CEO of Roger Bacon Academy, which runs three local charter schools in the area and is trying to launch a fourth. WWAY has repeatedly requested salary information regarding the administrators and headmasters who run the charter schools. Full story...
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Latest release from charter schools still missing requested information

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videoAn area charter school company has released more public information we requested, but they are still not giving us everything we've asked for. Charter Day School, Inc., Which oversees Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville and Douglass Academy in Wilmington, released the schools' budgets to us, but they still won't say what administrators make. Full story...
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Roger Bacon Academy/Charter Day School releases staff salaries, still breaking law withholding administrator info

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videoThe company behind several area charter schools has finally released information about staff salaries requested by several media outlets including WWAY, but still has not released information about administrator pay. Full story...
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State agency orders release of charter school company salaries

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The state Office of Charter Schools is asking The Roger Bacon Academy to release employee salaries by June 27 in response to a complaint filed with the office earlier this month. The request comes a week after the education management company, which has three charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, released some employee counts and salary costs, but not individual breakdowns. Full story...
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Charter Day School information response leaves many questions

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video More than six weeks after WWAY requested information regarding faculty and staff salaries, the non-profit behind a group of area charter schools has responded to public information requests from WWAY and other area media outlets, but the response still leaves questions about how money is spent. Full story...
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State Board of Ed delays Douglass Academy decision

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videoDouglass Academy does not have enough students according to state law, but that is not stopping them from teaching, at least for now. Today the NC Board of Eeducation met in Pembroke to discuss the next steps for the charter school. Full story...
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Wilmington charter school gets more time to boost enrollment

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videoDouglass Academy's doors will remain open for now, despite not having enough students. The Office of Charter Schools voted to suggest to the State Board to waive this year's enrollment numbers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Baker Mitchell's Douglass Academy in violation of state charter school law; Could lose charter

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videoWe have uncovered a letter from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that states that Downtown Wilmington charter school Douglass Academy is currently under Governance Cautionary Status with the state and could face losing its charter. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 Investigation: Charter school owner under federal investigation

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video Baker Mitchell, the founder of Roger Bacon Academy in Leland, is facing some challenges. He is under federal investigation. Full story...
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