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Posts published by “Bill McCarthy”

How reliable are the state’s performance grades?

North Carolina has been rating school performance on an A-through-F scale since 2013-14, when the Republican-led state legislature started the letter-grading system. Schools are assessed…

Update: Durham schools to shut down Thursday and Friday

Durham public schools will shut down Thursday and Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, school officials announced Wednesday. The decision was made “in the best interest…