Controversial Republican-backed school-reform model on target to be phased out
The Innovative School District (ISD), a Republican-backed school reform model that has failed to produce results, could be phased out in two years. A provision tucked inside the state Senate's proposed 2021-2023 budget calls for North Carolina to “Transition from the Innovative School District Model” and end plans to select additional schools for the district.
PW exclusive: State Board of Ed urged to jettison firm hired as part of controversial Innovative School District scheme
A confidential letter delivered to the State Board of Education alleges that the school management firm Achievement for All Children has failed to meet its contractual obligations in running Southside-Ashpole Elementary, to the detriment of its students. The letter, obtained by Policy Watch, recommends that state education officials terminate the contract — three years early — under which the firm oversees Southside-Ashpole, the lone school in the state’s controversial Innovative School District.