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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

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

State won't renew charter for Carrboro's PACE Academy

Feb 6, 2014 • Durham Herald Sun
If neither school successfully appeals the decision, they will become the fifth and sixth schools to lose their charters since North Carolina began granting them in 1997. Medley said there have been 48 charters granted since 1997, ... The loss of PACE ... More

UNC trustees discuss renaming of building honoring KKK leader

Mar 25, 2015 • WNCN
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -. The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees discussed on Wednesday the controversial naming of a campus building after a prominent figure in the Ku Klux Klan. Student activists have called on the university to rename ... More

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools top the grading charts

Feb 5, 2015 • Durham Herald Sun
Seventeen of 18 schools the in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools received As or Bs in the state report cards issued Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The one school to receive a C in in the district was Frank Porter Graham ... More

Fund for disadvantaged undergraduates established in Dean Smith's name

Feb 12, 2015 • WNCN
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced a fund in honor of former basketball coach Dean Smith to help undergraduates "who need significant financial assistance." Smith, 83, passed away Saturday night at his home in Chapel Hill with ... More

Board chair insists politics not part of removing UNC's Ross

Jan 16, 2015 • WNCN
Ross was essentially shoved out of the job but no specific reasons for his departure were given in a dramatic day at the system headquarters in Chapel Hill. Ross, 64, will leave next January. Both Ross and board chair John C. Fennebresque, a Charlotte ... 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

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