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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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New Hanover Co. Board votes in favor for D.C. Virgo to become charter school

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video The question of the night: what to do with D.C. Virgo Middle School. A few were in favor of keeping D.C. Virgo as a traditional school, but when all was said and done, the majority voted in favor of pursuing a charter school application. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Schools discuss D.C. Virgo becoming a charter

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School is closed this school year, but Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board discussed options to reopen the school. The main option the school system is considering is opening D.C. Virgo back up as a charter school. Full story...
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School board may OK quick NC charter schools jump

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North Carolina is setting up a fast-track system to allow new charter schools to open in time for classrooms to open a year from now. Full story...
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NC charter schools seeking capital funds lose case

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North Carolina's Court of Appeals is telling charter schools seeking taxpayer money to buy and maintain their buildings and buses to take it up with lawmakers. Full story...
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Perdue signs law to end charter school cap

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Governor Perdue has signed a bill into law that removes the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. Full story...
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