Senator Hagan Checks Out Improvement At School

Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan visited a Kinston School Monday to check out the turnaround the school has made.

Rochelle Middle School was once a low performing school. It has dramatically improved its proficiency rates, jumping from 29% to 53%.

Hagan is part of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, which drafted legislation last week to make changes to No Child Left Behind. Hagan says, "When we have low performing schools, in many cases, there's different models that can be used to turn those schools around. Some cases it's actually to get a new principal and I wanted to be sure that a new principal that is brought in has the training on a turnaround school or had been effective at doing that before."

Principal Nicholas Harvey says he credits the dramatic jump in proficiency to good teachers--saying it all starts in the classroom.

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  • by JC on Oct 25, 2011 at 08:54 AM
    No child left behind= the dumbing down of America...My child would be left behind in public school as she is more advanced than most public school kids are at her level...teachers spend more time disciplining kids that don't get it at home, and class sizes are simply too large. Public schools = critical fail.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    The proficiency rate was 29% and is now 53%? This sounds like a horrible school... I still do not see a turnaround. It sounds like everyone is still failing.
  • by WOW Location: Beaufort on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:06 AM
    Is she up for re-election already?? She's already started politiking.
  • by Dave Location: enc on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:11 PM
    Good job Mrs. Kay Obama Hagan. What have you done since you've been in office? Keeping a low profile huh? Nice do-gooder story. All she has done is vote with Obama 100% of the time to destroy North Carolina and America. She obviously can't think for herself or the people of NC. Lady, we're firing you soon!
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      by Gary on Oct 25, 2011 at 05:49 AM in reply to Dave
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      by ENCTARHEEL on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:55 AM in reply to Dave
      I can't recall how many times I have wrote her and never received a reply. We might just as well talk to the walls as talk to her. She doesn't listen.

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