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NC schools top Global Report Card

The Global Report Card (GRC) is a project of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  The GRC allows the public to compare charter and school district performance in math and reading to other states and nations.  It is just been updated. The GRC also lists the top performing districts in both subjects.  Magellan Charter inContinue Reading

Paul Stoller: Stupid politicians threaten our society

Who is Paul Stoller?  He’s Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the author of ‘The Power of the Between.” In a recent Huffington Post opinion piece, Stoller declares that “voters have elected public officials whose profound ignorance and boundless stupidity threaten our society–men and women, for example, who are suspicious ofContinue Reading

NC NAEP scores: Little change

Since the early 1990s, North Carolina has participated in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program.  The 2011 (biennial) results were released today. Reading: Fourth-grade reading scores were not significantly different than 2009, but there was a statistically significant increase in eighth-grade reading scores.  Reading scores were not significantly different than theContinue Reading