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Charter school oversight board looks to grease the wheels for recommended applicants to get final approval
October’s meeting of the NC Charter Schools Advisory Board included a conversation that nearly resulted in the shutdown of a Raleigh charter school as well as a review of 32 charter schools looking to have their charters renewed for another 10 years. Members of the...read more
“East Durham is an area that has considerable social, economic, and health challenges. But we have to take a step back and emphasize how vibrant the area that we work in is. It’s common for a lot of non-resident experts to start with the long...read more
Thirty-eight non-profit boards submitted charter school applications to the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools last month—an uptick from last year’s 28 but still far fewer than the flood of applications that poured in during the years just after lawmakers...read more
We are proud to announce our latest grant recipients. In September, The Fletcher Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve grants to eight nonprofit organizations, totaling $915,000, including multi-year grants. These partnerships demonstrate our strong...read more
“As nonpartisan entities, nonprofits can infuse some really good dialogue into the election process. They can reach out to people who might be marginalized…and help get them registered to vote. There’s a lot of confusion about voter ID laws...read more
Report suggests newer NC charter schools are performing worse than their more established counterparts
On the heels of the release of the 2016 A-F public school performance grades, officials from the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools released a report last week that provides more detailed information on charter schools’ academic performance. The data appear to...read more
Like many here in the Triangle, we’re big fans of Kidznotes, a nonprofit that strives to bring the benefits of music education to children of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Kidznotes launched in 2010 to bring free-of-charge orchestral music training to children...read more
We are excited to welcome Yemi Adewuyi to our team as the 2016-2017 Fletcher Fellow! Now in its third year, our fellowship program works to identify, develop, and network recent college graduates who aspire to be amongst the next generation of social sector leaders in...read more
“Teachers, more than any other profession, deal with the other issues that prevail in society. What happens more often than not is that they are held accountable for them, but they aren’t necessarily given the resources to impact them…there is...read more
“Society has made it hard to do the right thing. And when you make it hard to do the right thing, you make it easy to do the wrong thing.” Dennis Gaddy, Executive Director of the Community Success Initiative, joins us this week to talk about...read more
It was hot — but it was worth it! Only July 23rd, thousands of North Carolinians took part in Destination Dix and many of them, for the first time, explored Dorothea Dix Park and got a taste for what is in store for this park’s future. From art booths to...read more
Days after the State Board of Education voted last week to reject five of the Charter School Advisory Board’s 13 recommendations for new charter schools seeking to open in 2017, members of the charter oversight board convening in Raleigh on Tuesday expressed shock and...read more
CONVERSATIONS AT FLETCHER
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Guided by the belief that our community can prosper only if every member of it has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive, AJF works with visionary leaders and organizations working to make our state better. We are passionate and honored to work alongside those on the front lines of our most pressing challenges.
In the 1930’s, A.J. Fletcher, a lawyer, decided to foray into a new arena – broadcasting. In his history as a business owner, he had a reputation for doing the things that had not been done before. A.J. Fletcher’s enthusiasm for breaking new ground continues at Fletcher Foundation today. We strive to be a leader and inspire others to use innovation and technology to achieve social change and progress.
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