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Charter schools poised for expansion in NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The number of taxpayer-financed schools outside the control of North Carolina school districts is heading for a big expansion.
    
The State Board of Education on Thursday votes on whether to give final approval to 26 charter schools planning to open later this year. Nine are planned for Mecklenburg County and four in Wake County.
    
They'll have initial authorization to operate for five years and earn the ability to keep going after that by producing strong academic results in their first few years of existence.
    
Another 71 groups applied to open charter schools next year. A state board will decide next week which will continue the process.
    
North Carolina could have more than 200 charters open in 2015, double the number that existed before a statewide limit was lifted in 2011.

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