Entrepreneur High will not be able to reopen after the state Board of Education voted Thursday to revoke its charter. The move came several weeks after the Charlotte charter school closed its doors amid dwindling enrollment. The school’s board chairman had fought the vote, arguing that he had a plan to re-open the school successfully. When the school closed, it had just $14 in the bank. Andrew Dunn
The charter school that shut down earlier this year with only $14 in the bank will get a hearing before a working group of the state Board of Education on Tuesday to determine whether they'll get a shot at restarting.
Howard Levine, CEO of Family Dollar, ponied up $100,000 to keep the field trips on schedule. Besides the Blumenthal trips, third-graders visit Historic Latta Plantation, Historic Rosedale, Rural Hill, Charlotte Museum of History and the James K. Polk State Historic Site.
Cheryl Thomas, former admissions director of the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate school, said she was asked repeatedly to admit athletes who hadn’t applied on time, hadn’t taken the GRE or didn’t have sufficient grades. The athletes had eligibility remaining but had finished undergraduate degrees.
The UNC Board of Governors approved tuition and fee increases Friday that will average 4.3 percent for in-state undergraduates across the university system’s campuses. That brings the average cost to $6,448.88 per year for North Carolina residents.