N.C. Opportunity Culture® schools beat state rates of student growth

Published on EdNC, September 16, 1026 by Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel 

Fifty-nine percent of Opportunity Culture® schools in North Carolina exceeded student growth expectations in 2015–16, more than double the percentage of N.C. schools overall at just 28 percent, according to school performance data the state released September 2.

Similarly, high-poverty Opportunity Culture® schools exceeded growth expectations at much higher rates than in North Carolina overall: 56 percent versus 26 percent of high-poverty schools statewide. High-poverty schools have 40 percent or more students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

Two-thirds of Opportunity Culture® schools were high-poverty schools….Read the full post here.

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