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Girl Power

The First All-Girls Charter School in the State is Focused on Providing Opportunities Summer vacation had just started, but 11-year-old Cheris Singleton-Irizarry was already looking forward to the start of school in the fall. The girl who wants to run her own company...

CAPE FEAR VOICES: A hopeful start for new all-girls school

In a March cover story for The Atlantic, author James Fallows offered a hopeful view of America. Traveling from small town to small town over three years to discover and articulate an alternative narrative of the country, he wrote, “Many people are discouraged by what...

GLOW makes history, aims to empower

After years of planning and fundraising, the first all-girls charter school in North Carolina opened its doors in Wilmington on Aug. 29. Principal Laura Hunter stood near the school’s entrance, offering high fives and hugs to every sixth grader who stepped off the...

State’s First All-girls Charter School Opens

As thousands of students across the region returned to school Monday, the morning bell also rang for a group of Wilmington kids in the middle of a new learning model for the state. GLOW, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, held its grand opening Monday morning....