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February 5, 2015 11:36 AM

NC public school letter grades reflect wealth of students' families

The first performance grades for North Carolina public schools were released Thursday and show a strong correlation between grades and wealth. Under a new A-to-F grading system, schools with fewer low-income students were more likely to score an A or B, while high-poverty schools were more likely to get a D or F, according to a News & Observer analysis. The new school grades already have spurred calls for changes in how they are calculated.

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