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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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    Wake’s math acceleration: Diversity up, achievement mediocre

    Beginning in the 2010-11 school year, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) initiated a program that directed more students into an accelerated track leading to 8th grade algebra. According to a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, that effort yielded mixed results.  In “Early Math Coursework…
    Terry Stoops, July 27, 2015
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    Mathematica: KIPP middle schools excel

    Mathematica Policy Research just published a study of KIPP charter schools, “KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes.”  Researchers found that students enrolled in KIPP middle schools had significant gains in reading, math, science, and social studies.  They concluded, Mathematica used a matched comparison design and a…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2013