Charter schools

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    NC districts, charter school join “grassroots initiative to advance racial and socioeconomic integration and equity”

    The Century Foundation, a progressive DC-based think tank, announced that 27 school districts, 17 charter schools, and 12 housing organizations joined the Bridges Collaborative. North Carolina participants include, Central Park School for Children Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools Wake County Public Schools Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District Inlivian (Charlotte Housing…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2020
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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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    EdChoice releases report: “Families’ Schooling Experiences in North Carolina”

    EdChoice just published a new report that examines North Carolina’s school choice programs by surveying K–12 parents in the state.  According to “Families’ Schooling Experiences in North Carolina,” Over 80 percent of Education Savings Account (ESA) parents and Opportunity Scholarship parents are satisfied with their respective school choice programs.
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2020
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    Mitchell: NC education candidate wants to slash charter schools, an education lifeline

    Baker Mitchell, founder of The Roger Bacon Academy, pens a powerful defense of school choice in the face of attacks by Democratic candidate for superintendent of public instruction Jen Mangrum: More concerning than what she’s for is what she’s against. At the top of her list is the state’s …
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2020
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    EdChoice: NC top 10 state for school choice

    EdChoice released its rankings of states based on Educational Choice Share, the proportion of all K–12 students who are enrolled in an education savings account, school voucher, or tax-credit scholarship program.  On this measure (and excluding the District of Columbia), North Carolina ranked 12th in the nation with an…
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020
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    CER: NC charter law is ranked 13th in the nation and earns C

    The Center for Education Reform just released its annual charter law rankings. North Carolina was ranked 13th and earned a C.  It’s really a C+ given that the state barely missed out on a B. There is plenty of room for improvement, particularly in the equitable funding category.  North…
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020
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    First nationwide study of trends shows large gains for African Americans at charters

    Must-read research from Harvard University: Our analysis shows that student cohorts in the charter sector made greater gains from 2005 to 2017 than did cohorts in the district sector. The difference in the trends in the two sectors amounts to nearly an additional half-year’s worth of learning. The biggest…
    Terry Stoops, September 9, 2020
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    How much COVID-19 relief funding did your district or charter school receive?

    The following are data published by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Public School Unit Name Allocations (as of August 14, 2020) Alamance-Burlington Schools  $       9,630,194 Alexander County Schools  $       1,768,692 Alleghany County Schools  $          635,202 Anson County Schools  $       1,810,117 Ashe County Schools  $       1,244,660 Avery County Schools…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2020