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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all home, private, and charter school educators!

    The National Education Association and other public school advocacy groups will spend this week celebrating district school educators. So, I want to wish all home, private, and charter school educators a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!  Thank you!…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2021
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    Results Are In: Where Candidates Stand on Charter Schools

    Public interest in charter schools is higher than ever in North Carolina. A decade ago, about 41,000 students attended 99 charters in the state, but this year, an estimated 121,000 children will attend 200 charter schools – two of them exclusively online schools – as JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes…
    Brenee Goforth, October 7, 2020
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    School Choice Victories in Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0

    On September 4, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper signed HB 1105, “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0.” The bill allocates approximately $1 billion in federal funding from the CARES Act to various coronavirus-related expenses. $440 million of the money is designated to go to the parents of school-aged children to deal…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2020
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    EdNC profiles Phil Javies of Sugar Creek Charter

    The importance of high expectations: Phil Javies of Sugar Creek Charter is a great story from Alex Granados of EdNC. Javies said the key to his success with students is consistency and always letting the students know what to expect. And it’s evident in the way he teaches. As…
    Terry Stoops, March 11, 2020
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    As overall approval rebounds, Democrats continue to disapprove of charter schools

    In Education Next and The 74, Albert Cheng and Paul Peterson discuss the latest polling trends related to support for public charter schools.  (See figures below.) The survey results below suggest that the sharp decline in charter school support reported last year was a blip. …
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2018
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    Charter membership (ADM) up 12%, surpasses 92,000 students

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently published key enrollment (average daily membership) figures for the 2016-17 school year.  As of the second month of the school year, 92,226 students attended a public charter school in North Carolina.  District membership stood at 1,437,082 students. How does this compare to…
    Terry Stoops, December 20, 2016
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    Sanders’ remarks play to anti-charter Democrats

    In a U.S. News & World Report article, Sara Mead gives Bernie Sanders’ comments on charter schools the benefit of a doubt, Are charter schools public schools? At least one presidential candidate seems unsure: Sen. Bernie Sanders recently told an Ohio audience, “I believe in public education, and I…
    Terry Stoops, March 18, 2016
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    SBE denies charter expansion request

    The State Board of Education denied a grade expansion request from Arapahoe Charter School.  This is the introduction of an arbirary, de facto cap on charter schools deemed to have obtained an excessive market share in a county. The Office of Charter School recommended approval of the expansion request and…
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2013