Morning Round-up November 3, 2006

For some, school ratings process fails Charlotte Observer
Charlotte-area educators, struggling to explain plunging math scores and school ratings, said Thursday that the N.C. Board of Education damaged public confidence with a last-minute decision to delay voting on those ratings.

Tougher reading program means low city grades Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Because the Pittsburgh Public Schools this fall introduced a standardized grading system and what it described as a more rigorous reading program, some students have seen their performance slip on classroom tests.


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