Office of Charter Schools

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    Breakdown of charter school applicants

    Last week, I mentioned that the NC Department of Public Instruction received 161 letters of intent from groups looking to apply for a charter from the state.  I obtained the list of the potential applicants.  Here is the breakdown: Fourteen of the applicants would like to open a charter…
    Terry Stoops, January 8, 2013
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    Charter school demand is strong

    Dan Way’s latest Carolina Journal article highlights the huge demand for charter school seats in North Carolina.  Joel Medley, director of the Office of Charter Schools at the NC Department of Public Instruction, reported that well over 29,000 children remained on charter wait lists last year. Thousands more will…
    Terry Stoops, March 12, 2012