At Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, third-grader Andy Mendez, center, and his classmates do push-ups in Master Shaheed Muhammad's Kung Fu-cise class. Torchlight faces closure if schools don’t improve this school year. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com
At Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, third-grader Andy Mendez, center, and his classmates do push-ups in Master Shaheed Muhammad's Kung Fu-cise class. Torchlight faces closure if schools don’t improve this school year. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com CHRIS SEWARD cseward@newsobserver.com
At Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, third-grader Andy Mendez, center, and his classmates do push-ups in Master Shaheed Muhammad's Kung Fu-cise class. Torchlight faces closure if schools don’t improve this school year. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com CHRIS SEWARD cseward@newsobserver.com
Under the Dome

Under the Dome

Your inside source on North Carolina politics and government

Policy on closing North Carolina charter schools questioned

September 08, 2015 05:48 PM

UPDATED September 08, 2015 06:17 PM

More Videos

  • Can food stamps cover the costs of a healthy diet

    Maya McDowell of Raleigh, mother of two, said food stamps purchased two to three weeks of food for her family.

Under the Dome logo

Under the Dome

Under the Dome is your inside source on North Carolina politics and government and has been a regular feature in The N&O since 1934. Check here for the latest on state and federal government, political advocacy and upcoming elections. This blog is maintained by the N&O politics staff.