Are public charter schools incubators of innovation?

: In the majority of public charter schools, leaders are finding ways to achieve more with less funding and access to resources, smaller staffs and no capital funding. Multiple public charter schools in North Carolina are nationally recognized for their academic, operations and community-based programming. 

Side note: North Carolina’s very own Raleigh Charter High School earned honors as the top school in North Carolina on The Washington Post’s 2016 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” The list looked at approximately 22,000 high schools around the country, ranking them based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given divided by the number of graduates.