NC Charter Schools http://wunc.org en When A School And A Marriage Are The Same Thing http://wunc.org/post/when-school-and-marriage-are-same-thing <p>For many, teaching is a calling. For others, like Eric and Carice Sanchez, it’s something a little more than that.</p><p>“It’s during the honeymoon during the early morning, getting up and checking to make sure the loan went through,” said Eric Sanchez, the co-founder and school leader at <a href="http://hendersoncollegiate.org/">Henderson Collegiate</a>. “But I guess those are the funny pieces that add to the story and add to the merger of a school and a relationship.”</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 31069 at http://wunc.org When A School And A Marriage Are The Same Thing NC Board Of Ed Calls Two Schools ‘Not High-Quality,’ Doesn’t Renew Their Charters http://wunc.org/post/nc-board-ed-calls-two-schools-not-high-quality-doesn-t-renew-their-charters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citing poor performance and compliance problems, the State Board of Education voted to not renew the charters of two schools in </span>Carrboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Morehead City.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s Charter School Advisory Board recommended to the Board of Education in December to terminate the charters held by <a href="http://www.pace-academy.com/">PACE Academy</a> and Coastal Academy for Technology and Science.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 30173 at http://wunc.org NC Board Of Ed Calls Two Schools ‘Not High-Quality,’ Doesn’t Renew Their Charters Will PACE Academy Make The Grade? Charter Serving Special Needs Kids Could Shut Down http://wunc.org/post/will-pace-academy-make-grade-charter-serving-special-needs-kids-could-shut-down <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When founders Jane Miller and Rhonda Franklin got the news that their charter school may not be around next year, they were overcome with the same feeling.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Just utter shock,” says Franklin:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We were shocked because we know what has happened within these walls in the last 10 years. We know the growth of our students.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 29160 at http://wunc.org Will PACE Academy Make The Grade? Charter Serving Special Needs Kids Could Shut Down Teachers React To State Of Education http://wunc.org/post/teachers-react-state-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the most recent General Assembly session, some teachers across the state are expressing concern about policies that affect the classroom, like voucher programs and budgetary restraints.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Reporter <a href="http://wunc.org/people/dave-dewitt">Dave Dewitt;</a> <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/">Wilmington Star-News </a>education reporter Pressley Baird; and <a href="http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/">Carolina Public Press</a> reporter Jon Elliston.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:03 +0000 Alex Granados 27351 at http://wunc.org Eight N.C. Schools Up for Charter Renewals http://wunc.org/post/eight-nc-schools-charter-renewals <p>Eight North Carolina charter schools are up for consideration for 2014 renewals.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representatives of the schools will present in front of the newly formed Charter School Advisory Board today and Tuesday to address concerns that the board might have regarding the schools' fulfillment of academic and fiscal standards.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In North Carolina, public charter schools must seek renewals every ten years, though some receive shorter terms because of compliance problems.</span></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:26:18 +0000 Reema Khrais 27049 at http://wunc.org Eight N.C. Schools Up for Charter Renewals School Renovation Helps East Durham Revitalization http://wunc.org/post/school-renovation-helps-east-durham-revitalization <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a section of East Durham undergoing major revitalization, and in the middle of it all is the oldest existing school building in the city.</p><p>But today, more than 100 years later, the old <a href="http://www.opendurham.org/buildings/east-durham-graded-school-ye-smith-school">East Durham Graded School</a> has been renovated in grand style.&nbsp; The project is getting a lot of attention and economic developers and neighbors hope it’s the spark that will keep community revitalization going.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:56:57 +0000 Leoneda Inge 22524 at http://wunc.org School Renovation Helps East Durham Revitalization