Millions In Federal Dollars Coming To Local High Schools

Three local high schools in the east, labeled as Title I schools, will receive seven millions dollars in order to make academic improvements.

North Pitt, South Central and Farmville Central in Pitt county will get the federal funds in a three year span, according to the Daily Reflector.

The school improvement grants are for Title I schools, which means they have not made Adequate Yearly Progress and have a certain percentage of low income students.


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  • by MamaO Location: Snow Hill on Jul 9, 2010 at 03:20 AM
    Yeah let’s give the newest and best of the three schools the most money! Now that doesn’t make sense to me. South Central is by far nicer and newer than Farmville or North Pitt.
  • by hope Location: NC on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    Eastern NC schools HAVE been dummied down. There is no doubt about that.
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2010 at 07:17 PM
    NCLB would have been a decent program to test if it were not so watered down by the states. You calling us ignorant forget history yourself. The biggest proponent of NCLB was Ted Kennedy. This was the bone Bush had to toss to the democrats to get anything done on education. Unlike the title of this article NCLM was supposed to reward good performing schools and be funded but it did not resend previous legislation that tosses money at poor performing schools under Title 1 and Title 9. The state is given federal money to support all three which has to first go to fund Title 9 and Title 1 programs. If anything is leftover (never is) NCLB get funding. That was not the direct fault of the Bush administration but an unfortunate legacy left because they thought passing something was better than nothing. Back then the dems were the party of NO. Seems familiar to the health care legislation passed recently.
  • by to Obama OiI on Jul 6, 2010 at 01:15 PM
    The Feds are not dumbing the kids, the problem starts at home. If a teacher complains about a student, the parent will believe the sudent over the teacher. After this happens numberous times, the teacher will become less envolved, and the student starts to slip thru the cracks in the system.
  • by Thank George Bush! on Jul 6, 2010 at 01:06 PM
    You ignorant people make me sick trying to blame Obama for everything. Can't you come up with something new to complain about? It's obvious some of you don't even know your own country's history. Just making stupid comments because you can; showing your ignorance behind a computer screen. "The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (often abbreviated in print as NCLB) is a United States Act of Congress that was originally proposed by the administration of President George W. Bush immediately after taking office. President Bush signed it into law on January 8, 2002."
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jul 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM
    Anti Terror, it mixes me. I have seen what private schools do for children and I have seen results of the public schools from my 13 nieces and nephews. Bases on college evaluations and grades, only one that went to public school, did well. The rest did were top of their class in college. That was public universities. Performance wise, we want the best prep for our kids and family, I don't think we are getting that with public schools. There are exceptions in the smaller towns, for some reason. It just sounds to me we are throwing money at a problem that we have to keep throwing money at. At some point, just putting discipline in schools, would go a long way to better performance. The feds are dumbing the kids...with their curriculum, I know, I once taught.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    To anti-negativity, we can't continue going in this direction. IT DOESN"T WORK! To anti-terror, that and we need to allow kids to be all they can be regardless of skin color.
  • by Educator Location: MC on Jul 6, 2010 at 09:36 AM
    I agree with concerned educator regarding vocational classes. If you didn't have to worry about EOCs in core academic classes you could make the core academics more relevant to those students who are interested in vocational careers. Now these core classes are geared only to a four year university education and teachers cannot deviate from the program. So students are not educated but are taught good rote memorization techniques. We would not have a huge educational budget in this state if we did away with paying someone part-time $65,000 a year just to write a EOC/EOG test. We pay university instructors to create the proper test question. Wake up, citizens of NC, we wouldn't need federal education funds if we spend the money on students instead of tests. You would need the after school tutoring sessions if the people of NC would just trust the teachers and not demand that teachers be evaluated by a test. Learning cannot be measured by a test at the end of a year or semester.
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2010 at 06:42 AM
    Private industry would take it too far the other direction Obama Snake Oil Co. Unlike many others, I believe private industry has a first responsibility to protect their bottom line and investors. That can’t be the case when educating children except possibly at the University level. Schools would turn into corporate fiascoes with mergers, takeovers, going out of business. In some cases a school would get so big as to draw kids from 100 square miles or more. You would not have the choice because it would likely be cheaper for them to build one large school and tell you to find a way to get your kids there. Hardly the consistency needed in education. The tax payers are the only entity capable of providing the consistency financially and ethically. We just need to do a better job electing our school boards and we need to demand more of our governor. We need to make radicalizing schools issues politically poisonous. The superintendant of schools should be voted on and not handpicked by the governor.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 6, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    It does not surprise me that North Pitt is on this list. We had to play them in football and baseball in my days and all they seemed to have was a bunch of ghetto thugs that went there. Most of their football team sounded like they should repeat the 3rd grade, and they talked so much trash. I hated having to play there.
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