$100K of Carnegie grant eyed for EC charter school

By Corinne Saunders

Staff Writer

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A proposed STEM charter school in Elizabeth City will receive a portion of a $350,000 grant awarded recently by one of America’s largest and oldest charitable foundations.

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I don't see ECSU or COA on that list.

ECSU or COA need to be on the list. I don't know why they are not on the list. It will be good for the public schools in Elizabeth City. Maybe ECSU and COA need to wake up and do some research.

STEM Charter School is a great idea!

A STEM Charter school would be a school that students along with parents would appreciate and not take for granted. Some public schools are fine however, you have certain students and/or parents that do not support the schools. Society expects everything to be free when it comes to public education. The break down in parental support is where the public schools are lacking. If the parents would have an interest in their child's education and support the teachers with the discipline then public schools would have a better reputation, especially in this area. Discipline is inconsistent and some of the crimes committed in the schools are not even reported. Too many excuses for bad behaving children including labeled students and students from poverty or single parent homes. Free public education has been taken for granted and not appreciated by many members of society. Free transportation, free breakfast, free lunch, free after school programs and free school supplies for most. All that is expected in return is for the student to follow the rules and for the parents to support the child and the school. It seems like an easy trade off for a free education. The STEM School should be for those students that appreciate a good education, that follow the rules and wont be a discipline problem. If certain members cant follow these rules then your child should stay in public schools. Good luck to those invested and involved in bringing a STEM Charter school to this area!

Support Traditional PUBLIC Schools

SUPPORT Traditional PUBLIC Schools! Not a REGIONAL CHARTER STEM SCHOOL. (Early College High School ). http://ncnewschools.org/earlycollege/ "The following institutions of higher education partner with early college high schools: Appalachian State University, Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College, Beaufort County Community College, Bennett College, Blue Ridge Community College, Brunswick Community College, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Cape Fear Community College, Catawba Valley Community College, Central Carolina Community College, Cleveland Community College, College of the Albermarle, Craven Community College, Davidson County Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Fayetteville State University, Forsyth Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Halifax Community College, Haywood Community College, Isothermal Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Johnston Community College, Lenoir Community College, Martin Community College, Mayland Community College, McDowell Technical Community College, Mitchell Community College, Nash Community College, NC A&T State University, NC Central University, NC State University, Pitt Community College, Randolph Community College, Richmond Community College, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, Robeson Community College, Rockingham Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Sampson Community College, Sandhills Community College, South Piedmont Community College, Southeastern Community College, Southwestern Community College, Stanly Community College, Surry Community College, Tri-County Community College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Vance Granville Community College, Wake Technical Community College, Wayne Community College, Wilkes Community College, Wilson Community College"

I don't see ECSU or COA on that list.

Does ECSU or COA belong on that list?

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