This week EducationNC partnered with WRAL to explore the origins of Restart — a program that offers recurring low-performing schools charter-like flexibility. In the video above, hear from some of the people who were there at the start of Restart, and take a trip inside some of the Restart schools.
This week we surveyed for opinions on charter-like flexibility for traditional schools. Here’s what you had to say:
The articles are available here:
You can also check out an EdTalk podcast with Ann McColl, CEO of The Innovation Project, which worked on jumpstarting Restart and includes many Restart schools in its network.
If you are curious where Restart schools are in North Carolina, or if you want to find out if a school near you is part of Restart, click on the dots on the map or type the name of a school into the interactive map below.
Also, check out media appearances by WRAL education reporter Kelly Hinchcliffe and EducationNC senior reporter Alex Granados on their Restart series.
This series was reported by EducationNC reporter Alex Granados and WRAL reporter Kelly Hinchcliffe through a collaboration funded by the Center for Cooperative Media. EducationNC data reporter Lindsay Carbonell contributed to this report.
Editor’s Note: Gerry Hancock, a co-founder of The Innovation Project, is also one of the founders of EducationNC.