Sex, approximate age of skeletal remains determined – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

Details are sparse, but the sex and approximate age of two skeletons found on Sept. 7 in a field off Quarter Road north of Red Oak were released Monday. Nash County Sheriff’s Capt. Pat Joyner said in a press release that the medical examiner indicated the two skeletons belonged to men in their 30s. (Read more)

Note: Some folks assumed the remains would possibly be connected to the murdered and missing women in Rocky Mount NC. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Wake County Public Schools BOE News

Subj: [CoalitionofConcernedCitizensforAfricanAmericanChildren] Updates

Hello!  Welcome to a new week!  Here is today’s BOE news.

2010 SAT results released

According to this press release from Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina students have shown the largest 10 year gain on the SAT among the states where the test is the most commonly used college entrance exam, according to The College Board’s annual SAT report released today." Since 2000, WCPSS’s scores increased slightly. You can view a detailed spreadsheet of SAT scores statewide, and by district and school, here. According to WRAL, twenty years ago, North Carolina’s SAT scores trailed the national average by 53 points. NC’s average score of 1008 this year has narrowed that gap to nine points (national average score, 1017). In addition, 63 percent of the Class of 2010 took the SAT statewide, compared to 45 percent nationally.

Seventy-one percent of WCPSS seniors took the SAT this year, earning an average score of 1069 for reading and math combined, 52 points above the national average of 1017. A Great Schools in Wake colleague summed it up nicely: "(A) bigger pool (of students taking the test) typically means lower scores. Compare (the scores of) our 71% to the national (scores) of 45% (participation) and … WOW!  Not bad for a district that ranks in the bottom 20th percentile in terms of spending."

Assignment choices exercise

John Tedesco and the BOE majority have said they want parental choice to be the primary factor in their proposed, new community assignment zones. In that vein, I suggest you take a few moments to do the following exercise: 1) go to WCPSS’s site and plug in your street address to determine your current assignment node; 2) review  your current school choices for elementary, middle and high school, and 3) document your choices by copying and pasting them into a separate document and SAVE IT for future reference. Tally up the numbers and compare them to the choices in your zone in the proposed plan.

In my node, I can currently choose from 14 elementary schools (one traditional, one year-round and 12 magnets); seven middle schools (one traditional, one year-round and five magnets), and five high schools (one traditional and four magnets). In contrast, my proposed zone has five elementary schools (one year-round and four traditional; NO magnets), one middle school (traditional only) and one high school (traditional only).

I look forward to hearing how your current choices compare to those available in the proposed community assignment zones.

Saunders back-pedals on last week’s column

Readers came down "hard" on N&O columnist Barry Saunders for claiming a former math teacher was indifferent about him and his MAD magazine.


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Thank you for staying engaged with WCPSS.


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