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Public Schools First NC wants to be sure you have the facts. Learn about the current status of the 2015-17 biennial budget and how it affects public education.
New research from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) reveals how four schools in Northern California are succeeding in breaking the achievement gap for students of color and low-income students. SCOPE released their research: a cross-case analysis, a technical report, a research and policy brief and an interactive online tool for educators, […]
Since the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) there has been more testing and greater consequences for poor results. Despite these efforts to close the achievement gap, Linda Darling-Hammond notes that “U.S. performance on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) declined in every subject area between 2000 and 2012—the years in which these […]
The data for the 2012 high school class find that the number of students earning a diploma has exceeded 80%. Furthermore, U.S. graduation rates have risen by 7 percentage points and Latinos and African-Americans have made higher rates of improvement. Despite this improvement, three-quarters of a million students failed to graduate from high school in […]
The increasing amount of technical-related careers has placed a high demand on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) schools, but how effective is this specialized approach? In an article in the Journal of Educational Research, Michael Hansen, a researcher at the American Institutes for Research, found that students in NC STEM schools were more likely to […]
According to an Education Week post, preliminary results of a study led by John Rogers of UCLA indicate that “Poverty-related challenges steal time from high school class periods, leading students at low-income schools to receive an average of half an hour less instruction per day than their higher-income peers.” Presented at the 2014 American Educational Research […]
“I don’t know why everybody isn’t talking about this. Everybody, everywhere, is single-mindedly focused on the achievement gap, and nobody is spending any time talking about what potentially could be one of the biggest underliers of why we have one.” –Gail McGee, Houston Independent School District ——————————————————————————- An important new report from the Carnegie Foundation […]
The NEA has just released its Rankings of the States 2013 and Estimates of School Statistics 2014 report. We encourage everyone to review the report in its entirety. Here are just a few facts regarding North Carolina’s standing among the states: The U.S. average public school teacher salary for 2012–13 was $56,103. The average salary for […]
“On October 10, 2013, the Campaign for Youth Justice releases a new report, State Trends – Legislative Victories from 2011-2013: Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System. The report takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system. This report arrives at a moment when […]