Charter schools (page 8)

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    Greene: Charter failure report is bunk

    On this popular blog, University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene takes a new Fordham Institute report to task. Fordham has a new report out that claims to have discovered three warning signs in charter applications that make those charters more likely to have low-performance in their initial…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2017
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    Charter school opponents on the attack

    N.C. Policy Watch reporter Billy Ball recently published a lengthy piece attacking former Charlotte mayor, charter school founder, and attorney Richard Vinroot for his one-page overview of charter school data and a few extemporaneous remarks about them.  According to the critics quoted in the story, one of Mr.
    Terry Stoops, March 27, 2017
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    N.C. charter law receives a C+ in annual ranking

    The Center for Education Reform (CER) released their annual charter school law report card today.  North Carolina is tied with Texas and Utah for the 12th best charter school law in the nation and is only one point shy of receiving a B. We would improve our grade if…
    Terry Stoops, March 22, 2017
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    School choice key to urban renewal

    Today, EdChoice published “Renewing our Cities: A Case Study on School Choice’s Role in Urban Renewal” by Bartley R. Danielsen, David M. Harrison, Jing Zhao.  According to the authors, Urban economic development resources are often focused on bringing jobs and affordable housing to downtown areas. In contrast, there has…
    Terry Stoops, March 21, 2017
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    Charter school membership by region

    According to data just released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, charter schools are rockin’ in most areas of the state.  Time to get to work in those clusters of counties in white. Click here:…
    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2017
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    NCAPCS hires Democrat executive director

    In a surprising move, the board of the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools (NCAPCS) hired Rhonda Dillingham to be the organization’s executive director. According to the press release, Dillingham “co-founded Uwharrie Charter School and brings a decade of teaching and leadership experience from both public charter schools and…
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2017
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    School Choice Leaders Respond to the NAACP

    Here is a great video courtesy of my friends at Choice Media.
    Terry Stoops, October 21, 2016
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    State test scores higher, charters continue to impress

    On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released proficiency rates, graduation rates, school performance grades, and other outcome measures for the 2015-16 school year. Most proficiency rates were higher than in years past.  In elementary and middle school math, 54.7 percent of students scored at or above grade…
    Terry Stoops, September 1, 2016