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Local charter school Pace Academy fights for renewal

Jan 10, 2014 • Chapel Hill News
That presentation and a written report, claimed PACE violated the 95 percent testing rule, had financial problems, low graduation rates, tested poorly compared to students attending Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and that there was a discrepancy in ... More

NC Board of Education unanimously votes not to renew Carrboro charter

Feb 6, 2014 • News & Observer
PACE Academy math teacher Jamie Smith, left, gets sophomore student Pablo Leyva Cortes (cq), right, to think before answering during an Algebra I review. PACE Academy, a charter school at 308 W. NC 54 in Carrboro, NC hosts 169 students grades 9-12 ... More

PACE Academy has charter renewed

Jul 23, 2014 • The Daily Tar Heel
PACE Academy has charter renewed. By Zoe Schaver ... As of June 27, the N.C. State Board of Education agreed to renew PACE's charter for another three years — three days before the school's doors were set to close permanently. "I think the most ... More

PACE Academy charter school could close because of noncompliance; parents ...

Dec 18, 2013 • The Independent Weekly
Advisory board members cited "a pattern of noncompliance issues, financial concerns, declining student enrollment and low academic performance" for their decision, said Joel Medley, director of the state's Office of Charter Schools, a division of the N ... More

Local Leaders Rally To Keep PACE Academy Open

Jan 19, 2014 • Chapelboro.com
CARRBORO- Lisa Gangarosa is the mother of a ninth grader at PACE Academy. She says her family ... This December, the state's Charter School Advisory Board recommended to the North Carolina Board of Education that PACE not have its charter renewed ... More

State looking into PACE's involvement with basketball program

Feb 1, 2014 • Chapel Hill News
CARRBORO — The N.C. Office of Charter Schools is looking into a struggling charter school's involvement with a for-profit club basketball team whose coach says is just trying to help student-athletes “get to the next level.” Director of the Office of ... More

Carrboro charter school renewed, 3 days before scheduled expiration

Jun 27, 2014 • News & Observer
“We're extremely excited as a school and community that we've been given a second chance (and the) ability to continue serving the students from Chapel Hill and Durham areas,” PACE Academy principal Rhonda Franklin said. “It's been a difficult six or ... More

PACE Academy charter not renewed by State Board of Education

Feb 10, 2014 • The Daily Tar Heel
“I've got a sister who has struggled so much that when she got here, her whole person changed so much that it made myself want to change,” Lee said. “And if PACE closes, we're going to suffer.” The state board annually votes to renew North Carolina ... More

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