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College Board data: More North Carolina students taking Advanced Placement courses, passing exams

BY: - September 28, 2023

More of North Carolina high school students took Advanced Placement (AP) courses last school year and more of them performed at a higher level on AP exams than did so the previous year, according to recent College Board data. The College Board is the organization that administers the AP program and exams. Success on AP […]

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More than half North Carolina’s students rated proficient on state exams

BY: - September 6, 2023

A little more than half of North Carolina’s K-12 student test takers were proficient on the recent round of state exams, according to school accountability data shared by the NC Department of Public Instruction. The 53.6% proficiency rate for the 2021-22 school year is a slight improvement over the 51.2% recorded the previous year. However, […]

Monday numbers: A closer look at the academic performance of North Carolina’s charter schools

BY: - October 17, 2022

Last month, school accountability data from 2020-21 showed lower graduation rates, lower rates of proficiency on state tests and more schools designated as low-performing under North Carolina’s A-F school grade performance model. While traditional public schools get lots of attention when annual testing data is released, it’s also worth noting the performance of the state’s […]


NC Department of Public Instruction pours more salt on teachers’ wounds

BY: - April 12, 2022

Life as a public school teacher in North Carolina has never been a walk in the park or a path to easy prosperity. Though the job has always been enormously challenging and of supreme importance, the pay and working conditions have – in part because teaching was for so long generally viewed by our sexist society as “women’s work” – always been below par.