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The North Carolina General Assembly is poised to offer high school math students two pathways to graduate in response to families who have complained the multistate Common Core standards are confusing and overly complicated.
North Carolina schools could be required to offer traditional high-school level mathematics classes while continuing newer "integrated" classes that arrived with Common Core.
Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.
Female meteorologists dress alike to raise awareness for STEM.
School leaders presented the plan to parents and teachers at Gregory.
STEM is a nationwide push to focus more on science, technology, engineering and math field of study and careers.
Average scores for public school seniors taking the SAT rose two points in 2014, but their overall scores were slightly below the national average. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday said the state's critical reading score of 499 surpassed the nation's reading score of 497.
According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore.