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NCarolina school board orders takeover of 2nd failing school

December 7, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s statewide school board is taking a second academically low-performing school away from local control.

The State Board of Education this week voted that Wayne County school leaders must turn over or shut down Carver Heights Elementary School starting next year. The rural, 3rd- through 5th-grade school could be run by a charter school operator, a university or community college, or a philanthropic organization.

Only about 18 percent of the Goldsboro school’s students were proficient in skills expected at their grade level, the lowest of the six elementary schools that were under takeover consideration.

The state school board picked a nonprofit corporation created last year to take over Southside Ashpole Elementary in Robeson County, the first taken from local control.

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