Program targets drop-out rates

North East Carolina Prep School is planning to implement a new program that will improve drop-out rates before their first senior class even graduates. The new program, called Peer Group Connection, will pair incoming high school freshman with junior and senior mentors next year in an attempt to make the transition to high school less [...]

Break up Wake County schools? Bill looks at how to divide NC school districts

RALEIGH - Some state legislators want to look at how to split North Carolina school systems into smaller districts, a preliminary step that could make it possible to break up large systems such as Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg. House Bill 704 filed this week would create a joint legislative study committee to look into whether [...]

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