You’ll find Chelsea Kellner’s coverage of the release of the 2007-2008 preliminary AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) rates in today’s Herald. Individual school results can be found here and state results here.
Only three of 14 schools in the Lee County System met federal “No Child Left Behind” standards, owing in part to higher requirements. That’s 21 percent…other local results: Chatham County, 53 percent; Harnett County, 24 percent; Wake County, 24 percent.
Also in today’s Herald, you can read reporter Jonathan Owens’ story about a possible ordinance that would ban smoking at all Lee County government buildings, plus a couple of great reviews: Susan Farrington’s look at the Dead Sea Scrolls at the N. C. Museum of Natural Sciences and Rose Pate’s look at Michelle Richmond’s novel “No One You Know.”