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Low-Income Students Excluded From NC Advanced Classes

In elementary school, bright children from low-income families are much more likely to be excluded from the more challenging, enriched classes than their peers from families with higher incomes, the analysis shows. The unequal treatment during the six years ending in 2015 resulted in 9,000 low-income children in North Carolina being counted out of classes that could have opened a new academic world. This occurs in school districts across the state, in rural and urban areas. And the disparities for bright but impoverished students continue and accumulate as they move to middle and high school.