low-performing schools

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    NC Schools: Every School Option in North Carolina

    Choosing the right school for your child can feel like an overwhelming task. North Carolina has so many different options for children across the state. We hope this comprehensive list will help you make the right choice in NC schools for your child. Our friends at Parents for Educational Freedom…
    Brenee Goforth, July 7, 2021
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    When school turnarounds backfire: North Carolina’s effort offers a cautionary tale

    Matt Barnum’s Chalkbeat article referenced in the title examines state efforts to provide support and resources to poor-performing schools.  Barnum writes, A few years ago, North Carolina school officials looked at a group of the state’s struggling schools and decided: we need to help. State officials designed a…
    Terry Stoops, July 25, 2019
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    Schools receiving state assistance struggle to raise student achievement

    In 2016, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) began implementing school improvement interventions in 75 low-performing “transformation” schools.  This week, Dr. Gary Henry and Ms. Erica Harbatkin of Vanderbilt University updated the N.C. State Board of Education on academic performance and personnel measures from those schools.  To do make the…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018