News in Brief
Wake County Postpones Decision on Student-Assignment Policy
Wake County, N.C., district leaders postponed a decision last week on whether to change a high-profile student-assignment policy that aims to minimize the concentration of poor children in any one school.
School board members said they needed more time to debate whether to increase the limit on low-income students at each school to 50 percent from 40 percent. ("Wake County, N.C., May Raise Cap on Poor Students," Oct. 10, 2007.)
Since 2000, the 134,000-student district, has used family income to make some student assignments. District leaders have argued that the policy promotes demographic diversity and improves achievement across all schools.
Vol. 27, Issue 08, Page 4
- Superintendent of Schools
- Fremont County School District #14, Ethete, WY
- Talent Recruiter
- Roaring Fork School DIstrict, Glenwood Springs, CO
- Dean of Students
- Diman Regional Vocational-Technical High School, Fall River, MA
- Modern & Classical Languages Department Chair
- New Trier Township High School District 203, Winnetka, IL
- Chief Information Officer and Special Projects Manager
- Randolph Public Schools, MA