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N.C. schools get waiver on performance measurement

North Carolina schools will no longer have to measure student accountability under an all or nothing measure known as Adequate Yearly Progress.
The elimination of the model, which falls under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, comes as the state receives a flexibility waiver for key provisions of the law.
That also means the end of school choice, which has allowed students who are enrolled at schools failing to meet AYP in the same subject for two consecutive years to transfer to a higher performing school.
Money that is currently being used to provide transportation for school choice will now be funneled back to those schools, which will no longer have to carry School Improvement status, to provide additional support staff and services.
The Rowan-Salisbury School System has seven elementary schools in School Improvement status including China Grove, Granite Quarry, Hurley, Knollwood, Landis, Mt. Ulla and North Rowan.
Students who are have transferred under school choice can continue attending there through elementary school, but parents will become responsible for transportation.
Read the complete story in Friday’s Post.

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