Parents, educational leaders meeting to discuss new charter school

Parents, educational leaders meeting to discuss new charter school

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 5:46 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C . -- Starting a new charter school can seem far fetched in this economy, but Tuesday night hundreds gathered at Johnson C. Smith University to learn how to get started.

This effort is through a project created by partners for developing futures and the parents for educational freedom group. Right now -- money to start a new school is scarce -- but it's not impossible.

"You have to be mindful of the resources, and when you're targeting communities that need public charter schools the most whether they be urban or rural, and there's a lack of resources there -- critical dollars such as what partners for developing future provide is a wonderful opportunity," Parents for Educational Freedom Darrell Allison said.

Back in June Governor Bev Perdue signed a measure eliminating a cap on charter schools creating opportunity for more to address academic and social needs in different communities.
 

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