Overcoming Barriers to Student Success
Based on 2017 data, of the over 2,600 public schools in North Carolina, 505 of them are currently designated as low-performing according to data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s accountability system (that’s an increase of 16 schools since 2015-16 school year). Over a quarter of a million students are enrolled in these schools. This means that roughly one out of every five schools in our state is classified as low-performing and does not meet expected student outcomes. Over the past few years, the number of low-performing schools has increased, which deepens the challenge facing students in our state who are already not performing at grade-level in reading and math. It’s a troubling trend that should concern everyone.Read More
What is the Innovative School District?
The North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD) was created in 2016 through legislation enacted to improve student outcomes in low-performing schools across North Carolina. The ISD works in partnership with local communities to design and implement strategies for school improvement, creating innovative conditions for accelerating student growth and achievement.Read More