School Notes for July 20
by Staff Writer
Teach for America announced this week that Huntersville resident Lindsey Faraone has been accepted to the organization’s 2012 teaching corps.
Faraone is a 2008 graduate of Hopewell High School and 2012 graduate of N.C. State University. She joins Teach for America’s 23rd incoming corps and will begin teaching in Charlotte this fall.
She is one of 5,800 incoming corps members, chosen out of a pool of more than 48,000 candidates. Teach for America is the national corps of top recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools.
“More than 16 million children are growing up below the poverty, and unless things change, only 8 percent of them will get through college by the time they’re 24,” Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America, said in a statement. “Given the progress we’re seeing in schools and districts across the country, we know this is a solvable problem.
N.C. Charter Advisory Council approves new batch of charter schools
Two more charter schools are one step closer to opening in or near the Lake Norman area.
The N.C. Charter School Advisory Committee approved charter applications for Davidson-based Invest Collegiate and Langtree Charter Academy in Iredell County on Tuesday, July 17. The schools will open for the 2014-15 school year if approved by the state Board of Education in September.
The committee interviewed 30 applications from Monday to Wednesday, July 16-18. The results of the July 18 review of charter applicants was not available at press time. So far six schools, including Invest Collegiate and Langtree Charter Academy, have been tapped to open in the Charlotte area.
Charter applicants are not required to choose a permanent location for their school at this point in the application process, according to a spokesperson for the N.C. Department of Public instruction. Applicants must only indicate the school district where they plan to open their school.
Langtree Charter Academy will open in the Iredell-Statesville school district, while Invest Collegiate will open in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, applications state. The Invest Collegiate Consortium, Inc., the nonprofit organization through which Invest Collegiate will be operated, lists its mailing address as Davidson.