Archive: Achievement

      2015

    • About struggling readers: The adults are failing July 8, 2015 A reading score in Level 1 ”denotes limited command of knowledge and skills.” Level 2 ”denotes partial command of knowledge and skills.” None of the students on Level ...
    • New terminology, same reality July 5, 2015 Above is the latest revision of an old chart. The message is always the same: Schools full of economically disadvantaged children record unacceptable levels of academic achievement. The ...
    • UNC expert briefs board on ‘disruptive demographics’ May 26, 2015 Demographer Jim Johnson from UNC Chapel Hill met with the Board of Education and walked them through a presentation he called “Disruptive Demographics and North Carolina’s Education Challenges.” The ...
    • ‘A Dream Again Deferred?’ May 5, 2015 Steve Crump, above left, led author Frye Gaillard and researcher Amy Hawn Nelson through an evening program devoted to the legacy of Swann v. Mecklenburg. That case challenged ...

          2012

        • How should CMS define success? Sept. 8, 2012 Coding for the CMS videos from the August 2012 meeting that was originally embedded in this article has been moved to the bottom of this article. The old ...

              2007

            • Number of CMS dropouts skyrockets Feb. 1, 2007, The Charlotte Observer “The dropout rate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and several area districts soared last year, fueling an increase across North Carolina, according to a report released Wednesday. “The ...