High poverty schools put all students at a disadvantage, N.C. newspaper finds

09/15/2003 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Students are less likely to pass tests if they attend high poverty schools, regardless of their family income, a study of 2002-03 scores by the Charlotte Observer found. Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members, who will review the district's one-year-old school choice plan today, hope to attract more students to under-enrolled, high poverty schools through magnet programs and other incentives.

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