Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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2,424—number of public schools in North Carolina that received a letter grade last week with the release of the new A-F report card grading system (N.C. Department of Public Instruction)

80—percentage of school grade that is tied to level of student achievement including performance on standardized tests (Ibid)

20—percentage of school grade that is tied to growth in student achievement from year to year (Ibid)

132—number of schools that received a grade of A (Ibid)

87—percentage of schools that received a grade of A that have LESS than 50 percent of their students eligible to receive free or reduced lunch (Ibid)

582—number of schools that received a grade of B (Ibid)

76.9— percentage of schools that received a grade of B that have LESS than 50 percent of their students eligible to receive free or reduced lunch (Ibid)

146—number of schools that received a grade of F (Ibid)

100—percentage of schools that received a grade of F that have MORE than 50 percent of their students eligible to receive free or reduced lunch (Ibid)

561—number of schools that received a grade of D (Ibid)

97.9— percentage of schools that received a grade of D that have MORE than 50 percent of their students eligible to receive free or reduced lunch (Ibid)

4—number of says since Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger issued a statement praising the A-F school report card system (Ibid)

3—number of days since the Republican-controlled Virginia state Senate passed a bill to abolish the A-F school grading system because according to its sponsor it stigmatizes students at low-income schools and makes it hard to recruit teachers.  (“Virginia moves toward repeal of A-F school grading,” Progressive Pulse, January 21, 2015 and “Va. Senate approves bill to limit license plate reader data,” WTOP, February 6, 2015)