Friday, January 16, 2015

According to a new report by the Southern Educational Foundation, low income students are now a majority of the students attending the nation’s public schools.  51% of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.  In North Carolina, 53% of the students were low income in the same year. 

An article in The Washington Post says, this is “a statistic that has profound implications for the nation.”


  • Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

    The Washington Post | 01/16/2015

  • CMS unveils plan to pay ‘highly effective’ teachers more

    The Charlotte Observer | 01/15/2015

  • Amid Threats, Duke Moves Muslim Call to Prayer

    The New York Times | 01/15/2015

  • Seeking political support, colleges prod students to vote

    The Hechinger Report |

  • Asheville Middle wants to drop all-girls class

    Asheville Citizen-Times | 01/15/2015

  • The Least Economically Diverse Top College, Seeking to Change

    The Upshot: The New York Times | 01/15/2015

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