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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Documents show founder of Roger Bacon Academy making millions

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A records request uncovers that Baker Mitchell, founder of Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) in Leland, is making millions of dollars running local charter schools. Full story...
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Charter school bill changes pass NC House

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A bill creating more rules to govern a growing number of public charter schools in North Carolina but omitting the creation of a powerful panel to oversee them has passed the House. Full story...
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NC charter oversight board pulled by House panel

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An effort to create a state panel separate from North Carolina's State Board of Education to oversee charter schools is apparently over in favor of beefing up a current advisory panel. Full story...
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NC group resisting GOP changes to public schools

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North Carolina groups that want to protect the funding for traditional public schools are trying to raise opposition to legislative proposals to expand private-school vouchers and charter schools. Full story...
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NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools. Full story...
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New charter school to open in Carolina Beach

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video A new charter school is ready to open this fall in Carolina Beach. Today Island Montessori Charter started accepting applications from families in New Hanover and the surrounding counties a day after the state approved its request to be a charter school. Full story...
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StarNews: 4 groups hope to open charter schools in Southeastern N.C. for 2014-15

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videoFour groups in Southeastern North Carolina say they want to open charter schools in the 2014-15 school year – a move that, if approved, would more than double the number of charter schools in the area. Full story...
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NC school board sets virtual charter school rules

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North Carolina's state school board is setting ground rules for education entrepreneurs who want to offer online-only classes to public school students whose parents opt out of existing classrooms. Full story...
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NC school board weighs adding 25 charter schools

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North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations. Full story...
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McCrory talks platform to NC charter school group

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory told charter school boosters he wants more school-choice options for North Carolina parents and students and criticized Democratic rival Walter Dalton for his education record while in the state Senate. Full story...
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CB town leaders approve permit for Montessori school

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Carolina Beach town council unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for a Montessori school at Tuesday night's meeting. Full story...
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NC school board OKs fall open for 9 new charters

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Nine new charter schools are headed for August openings, the first since North Carolina lawmakers removed a 100-school statewide limit last year. Full story...
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Durham schools resist new charter, lost funds

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A proposed charter school in Durham is being opposed by local public school leaders. Full story...
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9 NC charter school bids approved for next step

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Nine proposed charter schools have gotten the approval of a North Carolina state panel reviewing whether they would be ready to operate this fall. Full story...
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UPDATE: State denies charter school application for Virgo; school board reacts

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video The application passed its initial review yesterday by a sub-committee; however, when the application came before the entire board today, it was denied with the primary reason being concerns about the design of the governance of the proposed charter school board. Full story...
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