Durant Road Middle School teacher Alyssa Jackson helps seventh-graders Jayon Whitley, left, and Joe Abi-Najm during a lesson on statistics analyzing NCAA mens basketball seeds at the Raleigh school on March 16, 2017. Gains in middle school performance helped increase passing rates statewide.
Durant Road Middle School teacher Alyssa Jackson helps seventh-graders Jayon Whitley, left, and Joe Abi-Najm during a lesson on statistics analyzing NCAA mens basketball seeds at the Raleigh school on March 16, 2017. Gains in middle school performance helped increase passing rates statewide. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Durant Road Middle School teacher Alyssa Jackson helps seventh-graders Jayon Whitley, left, and Joe Abi-Najm during a lesson on statistics analyzing NCAA mens basketball seeds at the Raleigh school on March 16, 2017. Gains in middle school performance helped increase passing rates statewide. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com

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    Listen to News & Observer reporter Dan Kane's telephone interview with Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, concerning UNC's statements to the NCAA about classes at the heart of the investigation. Editor's Note: The recording begins after initial greetings. This is the full recording with the exception of a portion where Wheelan went off the record.