Chatham County schools cancel after-school activities on May 6

Woods Charter School in Chatham County is #4 among the top 25 schools in North Carolina

US News and World Reports counts eight North Carolina public charter schools in this year’s list of top 25 high schools

The latest list of best high schools published by US News and World Reports has eight public charter schools among the top 25 high schools in North Carolina.

The list was compiled based on data from nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Here are the eight schools that made it into the top 25 with their rankings:

#3 Raleigh Charter High School

#4 Woods Charter School

#9 Gray Stone Day School

#12 Research Triangle High School

#14 Classic Academy Thomas Jefferson

#16 Pine Lake Preparatory

#22 Lake Norman Charter

#23 Davidson Community School
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We are excited to be back in the kitchen, having camaraderie and seeing everyone again.
Please come support the
Goldston Firefighters Association.
We can’t wait to see you again 🐔👩🏻 🚒

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Beauties of the city of Siler. 1940s?

From Duane Hall’s Historic Siler City Collection.

#ChathamNCHistory #ChathamHistory #ChathamNC #SilerCityNC #girls #1940s
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We need to make sure we never let something like this happen again!

How bad was remote learning for students during COVID-19?

Bad enough for the New York Times to notice.

Thursday’s New York Times morning bulletin carries the eloquent headline: “‘Not Good for Learning.’ New Research Shows High Costs of Long School Closures in Some Communities.”

David Leonhardt writes:

Three times a year, millions of K-12 students in the United States take a test known as the MAP that measures their math and reading skills. A team of researchers from Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research used the MAP results to study learning over a two-year period beginning in the fall of 2019, before the pandemic began.

Researchers divided students into different groups based on how long they spent attending an in-person school in 2020-21 — the school year with the greatest variation in when schools opened. On average, students who attended in-person school for most of 2020-2021 lost about 20% of a typical school year’s math learning over the study’s two-year window .

Some of those losses came from the time students spent learning remotely in the spring of 2020, when school buildings were almost universally closed. And some of the losses came from the difficulties of in-person schooling during the pandemic, as families dealt with disruption and illness.

But students who stayed home for most of 2020-21 fared much worse. On average, they lost the equivalent of about 50% of a typical school year’s math learning over the study’s two-year window. (emphasis mine)
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Sally J. Minick