Charter schools

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    Teacher-Student Race Matching: Where The Research Is Heading

    N.C. State professor Anna Egalite discusses the future of research on teacher-student race matching in light of the new Fordham Institute report that compares matching in North Carolina charter and district schools.  Dr. Egalite offers three takeaways from the study. First, we need to be pushing harder on…
    Terry Stoops, June 12, 2019
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    Black students in N.C. charter schools are more likely to have black teachers

    Madeline Will at Education Week reports on a new Fordham Institute study that examined teacher demographics in North Carolina district and charter schools. Black students in charter schools are more likely to have black teachers than their peers in traditional public schools, which can lead to academic gains in…
    Terry Stoops, June 4, 2019
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    Biden says that charter schools “have admissions tests”

    …and it shows. Speaking before a crowd of educators Tuesday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden said that some charter schools funnel money from public schools, and that he does not believe federal funds should go to for-profit charter schools. “Any…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2019
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    Wake PTA declares war on charter schools

    PTA organizations have been involved in advocacy for years, but recently they have taken a hard left turn, opposing charter schools and supporting teacher walkouts.                       May 23 Update The executive board members of the Wake…
    Terry Stoops, May 16, 2019
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    WRAL’s deceptive headline

    No one who read the headline below would know that the story primarily is about two virtual charter schools and a handful of annual charter renewal candidates, rather than charter schools generally.
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2019
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    List of Best High Schools in North Carolina Includes 4 Charters

    According to U.S. News and World Report, four of the top 10 high schools in North Carolina are charter schools.  Interestingly, only one Wake County school, Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School, was in the top 20. Top Ranked North Carolina Schools The Early College at Guilford…
    Terry Stoops, May 6, 2019
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    Demand For Charter Schools Booming In Wake County

    The News & Observer reports on the potential approval of five new public charter schools in Wake County. The five are among a dozen that could open next year if approved by the state Board of Education. Critics don’t like this, of course. They don’t like competition and they…
    Donna Martinez, May 3, 2019
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    Yes, charter schools were designed to foster competition

    Douglas Price, the 2019 North Carolina Burroughs Wellcome Fund Charter School Teacher of the Year, falls victim to groupthink in his latest EdNC article, Replacing the cap on charter schools forces charter schools to return to their original mission. Proponents of charters, like Terry Stoops of the…
    Terry Stoops, February 28, 2019