make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Charter Schools

State Board of Ed delays Douglass Academy decision

READ MORE:
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...
»

StarNews Editorial: Charter schools need to tell taxpayers what they're getting for their money

READ MORE:
State officials are interpreting the laws that created independent charter schools to exempt them from the same level of financial scrutiny as the traditional public schools – even though millions of taxpayer dollars are siphoned from the public schools to charter schools annually. Full story...
»

Wilmington charter school gets more time to boost enrollment

READ MORE:
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...
»

NC board ends operations for 2 charter schools

READ MORE:
North Carolina's statewide school board is forcing two charter schools to close after reviews found poor academic performance and financial problems at each. Full story...
»

EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

READ MORE:
Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
»

Appeals court rebuffs company on virtual charter school

READ MORE:
The North Carolina Court of Appeals is rejecting arguments by a for-profit company and a nonprofit group seeking taxpayer money to operate a school that offers online-only classes to public school students. Full story...
»

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

READ MORE:
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...
»

Charter school bill changes pass NC House

READ MORE:
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...
»

NC charter oversight board pulled by House panel

READ MORE:
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...
»

NC group resisting GOP changes to public schools

READ MORE:
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...
»

NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

READ MORE:
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...
»

New charter school to open in Carolina Beach

READ MORE:
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...
»

StarNews: 4 groups hope to open charter schools in Southeastern N.C. for 2014-15

READ MORE:
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...
»

NC school board sets virtual charter school rules

READ MORE:
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...
»

NC school board weighs adding 25 charter schools

READ MORE:
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...
»