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Report Shows Urgent Need For Southern States To Improve K-12 Schools For Every Child

In a new report, seven nonpartisan organizations in the South — including the Public School Forum of North Carolina — urge their states to take swifter action to improve K-12 education for every child with an emphasis on support for disadvantaged students. Accelerating the Pace: The Future of Education in the American South calls for states to move faster to raise the overall quality of education. The report shows that while the South has made major advances in education in recent decades, some “achievement gaps” between more affluent students and historically disadvantaged classmates widened between 2005 and 2015.

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The Columbia Group