North Carolina State School Board http://wunc.org en Online Charter Case Back In Court http://wunc.org/post/online-charter-case-back-court <p>The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear arguments today in a case that pits a for-profit education company against the State Board of Education. At issue is how the board considered an online charter school application.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20705 at http://wunc.org Online Charter Case Back In Court Bill Changes Charter School Expansion http://wunc.org/post/bill-changes-charter-school-expansion <p>Charter schools in North Carolina may soon be able to expand without getting approval from the State Board of Education.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18406 at http://wunc.org Bill Changes Charter School Expansion The Tipping Point: Arapahoe Charter, Pamlico Schools, And ‘Choice’ In Rural NC http://wunc.org/post/tipping-point-arapahoe-charter-pamlico-schools-and-choice-rural-nc <p>This is a story about choice. And it starts in the lunch line at <a href="http://www.arapahoecharter.org/">Arapahoe Charter School in Pamlico County</a> when students choose between pizza and french fries.</p><p>And while that choice may seem easy to make, the choice to offer it is a little more complicated.</p><p>Charter schools aren’t required to offer meals, even to kids who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. But Arapahoe does – and sixty percent of the students here qualify.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 09:01:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 15809 at http://wunc.org The Tipping Point: Arapahoe Charter, Pamlico Schools, And ‘Choice’ In Rural NC State School Board Gives Final Approval To New Charter Schools http://wunc.org/post/state-school-board-gives-final-approval-new-charter-schools <p>The State Board of Education has given final approval to 23 charter schools to open this fall.</p><p>Last year, 63 applicants began the process of applying to start a charter school, with an eye toward opening this fall. Twenty-five made it to this final round.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:01:52 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11655 at http://wunc.org State School Board Gives Final Approval To New Charter Schools Some Schools Beating Dropout Odds http://wunc.org/post/some-schools-beating-dropout-odds <p>Schools affiliated with the non-profit North Carolina New Schools Project continue to show great promise in helping fight the state's dropout problem.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> When the State School Board released dropout rates for all schools earlier this month, it was good news. According to their data, fewer students were quitting school across the state.<br> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3258 at http://wunc.org