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How NC Became A National Leader For Magnet Schools To Promote Diversity And Choice

Raleigh, North Carolina is one of the national leaders in a school movement that since the 1970s has promoted diversity and educational choices for families, according to a new study on magnet schools. The study by UNC-Charlotte's Urban Institute found there are 4,340 magnet schools in the U.S., and North Carolina has the sixth-most of any state at 263 schools. Todd Mann, executive director of Magnet Schools of America, the national trade organization that commissioned the study, said North Carolina ranks even higher if you consider the quality of the state's magnet schools. "Nationally people look at North Carolina as being pioneers in magnet schools and all the core things we see in magnet schools," Mann said.   Read More
T. Keung Hui | The News And Observer