NC Charter School Cap Could Be Loosened

A panel studying the state's charter schools wants to loosen the 1996 state law limiting the number of schools to 100.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Charter Schools finalized its recommendations today to the North State Board of Education.
Charter schools are public schools run by private boards but don't have to follow as many regulations.

The commission wants to allow up to six new charter schools a year. The panel also wants to let schools where students do well on standardized tests not count toward the cap.

The Board of Education can accept the recommendations, but the General Assembly would still have to approve any changes.

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