Despite Improvement, Racial Achievement Gap Persists in some North Carolina Schools

Despite Improvement, Racial Achievement Gap Persists in some North Carolina Schools

November 8, 2019

Education officials in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools see some signs of improvement in a racial achievement gap, but there is still work to be done, according to Matt Goad for News & Observer. According to accountability results, the district met just under a quarter of the 265 goals— “aimed at closing gaps between high- and low-performing subgroups”—set under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Among the signs of improvement, the district “decreased the gap between black and other students in graduation rates, as well as ACT scores.” However, school board Chairwoman Joal Broun was not as optimistic, saying there are other states that are making bigger strides with fewer resources.