Charlotte Choice en What It Takes To Open A Charter School <P><EM>This is the first in a two-part series that takes a closer look at the charter school movement</EM></P> <P>Big changes are underway for charter schools in North Carolina.&nbsp; Last year state lawmakers lifted the 100 school cap.&nbsp; And now&nbsp;25 groups are scrambling to open charters in time for next school year.&nbsp; Seven are in the Charlotte area.&nbsp; That same law made it easier to close a charter school by requiring they meet certain academic standards.&nbsp; The state closed one charter this summer and more could close next year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>We'll look at both si Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:41:31 +0000 Lisa Miller 7061 at What It Takes To Open A Charter School