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N.C's AP Exam-Taking Rate Jumps By Nearly 20 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 September 2015 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - College Board data shows more North Carolina high school students are taking Advanced Placement tests than ever before.

A total of 67,678 North Carolina students took 125,547 AP exams in 2015, the Board announced. That's an 18.7 percent increase over the number of students who took AP exams in 2014.

The data puts the state ahead of the nation, which saw a 6 percent jump in AP exam takers.

Nationally, the number of AP exam takers was up by 6 percent.

Broadening access to college-level courses for qualified students continues to be a priority of North Carolina public school educators and state lawmakers. This year, lawmakers again provided funding to pay for all students’ AP exams in the 2015-16 school year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 05:22
High Point University Breaks Ground On Pharmacy School PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - High Point University moves forward this week with a $127 million investment in a new School of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy.

Groundbreaking will take place Wednesday, with Gov. Pat McCrory on hand.

The facility is scheduled to open in Spring of 2017. It will be a 220,000 square foot complex, will add two new academic schools to the current five, and will educate 700 new students with 100 staff and faculty positions.

The School of Health Sciences began offering two new programs this year – a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and a master’s degree in athletic training, in addition to its existing exercise science bachelor’s degree program. It will grow to offer a doctoral degree in physical therapy starting in 2017.

The School of Pharmacy will offer a six-year PharmD degree and is scheduled to welcome its first class in fall 2016.


College Board: SAT Scores Down In North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 05:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The average SAT score of North Carolina college-bound students has declined. The College Board reports the drop is similar to data nationwide.

North Carolina’s 2015 seniors posted an average SAT college admission score of 1478, down five points overall from the Class of 2014’s average score, according to the 2015 SAT results.

The national average is 1490.

North Carolina’s critical reading score (498) surpassed the nation’s reading score (495). The math score in North Carolina was 504 while the nation’s math average was 511. On the writing test, North Carolina’s average was 476 versus the national average of 484.

Data can be found at ncpublicschools.org.

Person County Schools Await Test Results On Massive Student/Teacher Sickness PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 September 2015 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Person County Schools officials are hoping to receive test results Friday that will give them an indication of the cause of a massive outbreak of illness that left roughly 14 percent of students out of class Thursday.

The state's public health officials are testing samples from some of the sick to determine the cause of the problem, which also affected teachers.

Symptoms included fever and vomiting.

School officials went to work with a bleach solution to clean the system's schools, all of which were impacted. They're also telling students and teachers to wash their hands frequently and to avoid sharing food and drinks.


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