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A federal lawsuit challenging a North Carolina charter school’s dress code will head back to a trial court.
 
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to cut $40 million from the federal Charter Schools Program, in a major policy shift away from the bipartisan support that charter schools have enjoyed in recent years.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to cut $40 million from the federal Charter Schools Program, in a major policy shift away from the bipartisan support that charter schools have enjoyed in recent years.
 
Tim Taylor could scarcely have imagined when he began attending Arapahoe Charter School in 1997, that he would one day come full circle and send his own sons there decades later.
Tim Taylor could scarcely have imagined when he began attending Arapahoe Charter School in 1997, that he would one day come full circle and send his own sons there decades later.
 
“How do you define freedom in one word? The answer to that is choice,” Tim Taylor, Arapahoe Charter School alumni.
“How do you define freedom in one word? The answer to that is choice,” Tim Taylor, Arapahoe Charter School alumni.
 
Boarding schools and charter schools have been “feeder schools” to the Ivy Leagues for decades.
 
The state Senate’s main education committee has endorsed a bill that would penalize N.C. school systems for late payments to charter schools.
The state Senate’s main education committee has endorsed a bill that would penalize N.C. school systems for late payments to charter schools.
 
Claims that public charter schools encourage segregation grow louder every day.
Claims that public charter schools encourage segregation grow louder every day.
 
In the waning hours of crossover week, the N.C. House passed a bill to open new funding sources and add flexibility to charter schools.
In the waning hours of crossover week, the N.C. House passed a bill to open new funding sources and add flexibility to charter schools.
 
NCACC encourages you to contact your House Members(s) today to ask them to support an amendment to House Bill 729 Charter School Omnibus to eliminate a provision that would give counties authority to provide capital appropriations to charter schools.
NCACC encourages you to contact your House Members(s) today to ask them to support an amendment to House Bill 729 Charter School Omnibus to eliminate a provision that would give counties authority to provide capital appropriations to charter schools.
 
Nine of the top schools in North Carolina are, technically, schools of choice, according to recently released rankings of the best schools in the country.
Nine of the top schools in North Carolina are, technically, schools of choice, according to recently released rankings of the best schools in the country.
 
Charter school leaders in North Carolina are urging incoming U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to continue federal support and protection for charters moving forward.
Charter school leaders in North Carolina are urging incoming U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to continue federal support and protection for charters moving forward.
 
Some N.C. state lawmakers want local public school systems to pay a penalty if they drag their feet in sending money to charter schools.
Some N.C. state lawmakers want local public school systems to pay a penalty if they drag their feet in sending money to charter schools.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has selected 17 school districts and 11 charter schools to participate in a pilot program to deploy COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools where any in-person instruction is happening.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has selected 17 school districts and 11 charter schools to participate in a pilot program to deploy COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools where any in-person instruction is happening.
 
Public interest in charter schools is higher than ever in North Carolina.
 
Our analysis shows that student cohorts in the charter sector made greater gains from 2005 to 2017 than did cohorts in the district sector.
Our analysis shows that student cohorts in the charter sector made greater gains from 2005 to 2017 than did cohorts in the district sector.
 
Over the past decade school choice has expanded across North Carolina.
Over the past decade school choice has expanded across North Carolina.
 
Recent news coverage skews the facts on charter funding and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
Recent news coverage skews the facts on charter funding and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
 
The N.C. State Board of Education rejected a unanimous recommendation from the state’s Charter School Advisory Board to let 3,800 more students enroll at the state’s two virtual charter academies.
The N.C. State Board of Education rejected a unanimous recommendation from the state’s Charter School Advisory Board to let 3,800 more students enroll at the state’s two virtual charter academies.
 
Today, thousands of students and parents who signed up on a wait-list for North Carolina’s two virtual public charter schools were denied the ability to enroll.
Today, thousands of students and parents who signed up on a wait-list for North Carolina’s two virtual public charter schools were denied the ability to enroll.
 
I commend the Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) for unanimously recommending to the State Board of Education (SBE) that our two statewide virtual public charter schools be permitted to temporarily expand enrollment.
I commend the Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) for unanimously recommending to the State Board of Education (SBE) that our two statewide virtual public charter schools be permitted to temporarily expand enrollment.
 
The NC Virtual Academy charter school has asked the State Board of Education to grant an enrollment increase of up to 20%.
The NC Virtual Academy charter school has asked the State Board of Education to grant an enrollment increase of up to 20%.
 
The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
The John Locke Foundation is kicking off National School Choice Week with a talk from Robert Luddy, the creator of several charter and private schools in North Carolina.
 
The N.C. State Board of Education is starting the new year with a discussion on Read to Achieve standards and the annual charter school report.
The N.C. State Board of Education is starting the new year with a discussion on Read to Achieve standards and the annual charter school report.
 
If we are going to fix education in North Carolina, we must be willing to try something new.
If we are going to fix education in North Carolina, we must be willing to try something new.
 
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants charter schools gone, but several prominent N.C. and national advocates for charter schools say the presidential contender is out of touch with voters.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants charter schools gone, but several prominent N.C. and national advocates for charter schools say the presidential contender is out of touch with voters.
 
The State Board of Elections is reminding colleges and universities, charter schools and state and local governments about upcoming deadlines to submit applications for their IDs to be eligible for use by voters in 2020.
The State Board of Elections is reminding colleges and universities, charter schools and state and local governments about upcoming deadlines to submit applications for their IDs to be eligible for use by voters in 2020.
 
Proponents of charter schools worry the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education will use the Leandro ruling as a roundabout way to restrict charter schools.
Proponents of charter schools worry the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education will use the Leandro ruling as a roundabout way to restrict charter schools.
 
The U.S. Department of Education awarded North Carolina $10 million to bring more educationally disadvantaged students to charter schools, but state constraints on charters may make spending that money a challenge.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded North Carolina $10 million to bring more educationally disadvantaged students to charter schools, but state constraints on charters may make spending that money a challenge.
 
Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization, raises doubts about the claim oft-repeated claims that public charter schools harm their district school competition.
Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization, raises doubts about the claim oft-repeated claims that public charter schools harm their district school competition.
 
The Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education wants to talk about charter schools and how they may fit in the debate over how to implement the Leandro ruling.
The Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education wants to talk about charter schools and how they may fit in the debate over how to implement the Leandro ruling.
 
Tom Campbell's opinion piece, "We are re-segregating our schools," blames charter schools for "re-segregating" district schools. Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is intentional.
Tom Campbell's opinion piece, "We are re-segregating our schools," blames charter schools for "re-segregating" district schools. Using the term segregation, associated with the Jim Crow era ending 65 years ago, is intentional.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would allow a low-performing virtual charter school to add students.
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would allow a low-performing virtual charter school to add students.
 
Despite low performance, NC Virtual Academy may get to raise its enrollment by 20% after the House approved legislation granting the enrollment growth.
Despite low performance, NC Virtual Academy may get to raise its enrollment by 20% after the House approved legislation granting the enrollment growth.
 
North Carolina continues to see growth in homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools, a recent report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction says.
North Carolina continues to see growth in homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools, a recent report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction says.
 
While initial rulings in the Leandro case had nothing directly to do with charter schools, recent discussions are bringing the traditional public school alternative into the conversation.
While initial rulings in the Leandro case had nothing directly to do with charter schools, recent discussions are bringing the traditional public school alternative into the conversation.
 
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the state had 99 charter schools that enrolled around 41,200 children, and thousands of children remained on waitlists, hoping to be among the lucky few selected in an enrollment lottery.
At the end of the 2010-11 school year, the state had 99 charter schools that enrolled around 41,200 children, and thousands of children remained on waitlists, hoping to be among the lucky few selected in an enrollment lottery.
 
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution May 14 celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Charter School Week.
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution May 14 celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Charter School Week.
 
Raleigh Charter High School is one of the top schools in the country, but it’s not what one would call a typical public school.
Raleigh Charter High School is one of the top schools in the country, but it’s not what one would call a typical public school.
 
Critics of charter schools argue school-choice programs, like charter schools, siphon money and resources from traditional public schools.
Critics of charter schools argue school-choice programs, like charter schools, siphon money and resources from traditional public schools.
 
The Senate, in a 33-11 vote, approved a bill giving charter school operators the option to bypass local county commissioners in winning approval of charter facility bonds.
The Senate, in a 33-11 vote, approved a bill giving charter school operators the option to bypass local county commissioners in winning approval of charter facility bonds.
 
More than 500,000 N.C. students won’t be in class May 1 as school districts across the state close so teachers can attend a planned rally in downtown Raleigh.
More than 500,000 N.C. students won’t be in class May 1 as school districts across the state close so teachers can attend a planned rally in downtown Raleigh.
 
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