Public Charter School Advisory Council

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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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    New charter schools approved

    Today, the State Board of Education determined that nine charter schools approved by the members of the Public Charter School Advisory Council (PCSAC) would receive charters. These so-called “fast-track” charters, the first group of applicants that the PCSAC recommended for state approval, will allow these nine schools to begin operation…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2012
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    Eleven charter schools make the cut

    Eleven of the 27 applicants for “fast track” charters will move to the next phase of the application process.  Schools that made the cut include the following: High Point College Prep (Guilford) Water’s Edge Village School (Currituck) Cornerstone Charter Academy (Guilford) Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter (Orange) Mendenhall…
    Terry Stoops, December 15, 2011
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    Appointments to the new NC Public Charter School Advisory Council

    Today, the NC State Board of Education approved 11 of 15 appointments to the new Public Charter School Advisory Council. Kwan Graham, Parent and Parent Liaison Initiative leader for Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC) Jenny Adams, Retired teacher John Betterton, Public charter school principal Alfred Dillon, Former…
    Terry Stoops, September 1, 2011