A giant dresser on Hamilton Street stands in homage on to the furniture industry in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.

A giant dresser on Hamilton Street stands in homage on to the furniture industry in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.

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 A summer storm lingers over Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Parkview stands to lose several federal Race to the Top grants and other funding, which have spurred academic improvements at the school. 

A summer storm lingers over Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Parkview stands to lose several federal Race to the Top grants and other funding, which have spurred academic improvements at the school. 

 Ginni Stanfield shares End of Grade scores with Ikerria Cureton (CQ), 11, in her fifth grade math class at Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Cureton was elated after scoring higher on her EOG under Stansfield's instruction. After raising her student's test scores faster and higher than other teachers, Standfield won a $20,000 bonus from the Teacher Incentive Fund. She says that smaller, personalized classes as a result of federal grants are integral to her students' success.

Ginni Stanfield shares End of Grade scores with Ikerria Cureton (CQ), 11, in her fifth grade math class at Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Cureton was elated after scoring higher on her EOG under Stansfield's instruction. After raising her student's test scores faster and higher than other teachers, Standfield won a $20,000 bonus from the Teacher Incentive Fund. She says that smaller, personalized classes as a result of federal grants are integral to her students' success.

 Virginia Stanfield, a 5th grade math teacher at Parkview., used part of a $20,000 bonus to stock a closet with supplies and prizes for students.

Virginia Stanfield, a 5th grade math teacher at Parkview., used part of a $20,000 bonus to stock a closet with supplies and prizes for students.

 Donjana Wilson, 11, uses a tablet in Virginia Stanfield’s 5th-grade math class. Federal grants have enabled each student to have access to tablets at the Parkview.

Donjana Wilson, 11, uses a tablet in Virginia Stanfield’s 5th-grade math class. Federal grants have enabled each student to have access to tablets at the Parkview.

 Between class at Parkview.

Between class at Parkview.

 Fifth graders Karay Brevard, 11, (CENTER) and Laryah Goldsberry, 10, (FAR RIGHT) play on the playground Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. 

Fifth graders Karay Brevard, 11, (CENTER) and Laryah Goldsberry, 10, (FAR RIGHT) play on the playground Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. 

 A mural on a side street in downtown High Point, N.C.

A mural on a side street in downtown High Point, N.C.

 A side street in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.

A side street in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.

 Janna Sells, left, an instructional facilitator at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C., celebrates with 2nd grade teachers after discussing data that show that most of 2nd grade students are performing at or above their grade level during a professional learning community meeting at the school.

Janna Sells, left, an instructional facilitator at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C., celebrates with 2nd grade teachers after discussing data that show that most of 2nd grade students are performing at or above their grade level during a professional learning community meeting at the school.

 Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, talks with Duel Immersion Kindergarten Teacher Monica Gonzalez (RIGHT) as (FROM LEFT) Claudia Otalvaro, Yamil Ardila and Noelia Barquero (ALL CQ) listen on during a Professional Learning Community meeting at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C. East Iredell is a dual-immersion school, and hires native Spanish teachers.

Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, talks with Duel Immersion Kindergarten Teacher Monica Gonzalez (RIGHT) as (FROM LEFT) Claudia Otalvaro, Yamil Ardila and Noelia Barquero (ALL CQ) listen on during a Professional Learning Community meeting at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C. East Iredell is a dual-immersion school, and hires native Spanish teachers.

 An intervention specialist at East Iredell, Vikki Stevens, faces an uncertain future herself, as federal monies that fund her position end in June. 

An intervention specialist at East Iredell, Vikki Stevens, faces an uncertain future herself, as federal monies that fund her position end in June. 

 Folders full of data and personalized intervention plans for every student stacked at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

Folders full of data and personalized intervention plans for every student stacked at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

 Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

 Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

 Janna Sells hugs 3rd grade student Shamonica Branch at the end of the school day at East Iredell.

Janna Sells hugs 3rd grade student Shamonica Branch at the end of the school day at East Iredell.

 A giant dresser on Hamilton Street stands in homage on to the furniture industry in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.
2016_EDG_INTRO.jpg
 A summer storm lingers over Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Parkview stands to lose several federal Race to the Top grants and other funding, which have spurred academic improvements at the school. 
 Ginni Stanfield shares End of Grade scores with Ikerria Cureton (CQ), 11, in her fifth grade math class at Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Cureton was elated after scoring higher on her EOG under Stansfield's instruction. After raising her student's test scores faster and higher than other teachers, Standfield won a $20,000 bonus from the Teacher Incentive Fund. She says that smaller, personalized classes as a result of federal grants are integral to her students' success.
 Virginia Stanfield, a 5th grade math teacher at Parkview., used part of a $20,000 bonus to stock a closet with supplies and prizes for students.
 Donjana Wilson, 11, uses a tablet in Virginia Stanfield’s 5th-grade math class. Federal grants have enabled each student to have access to tablets at the Parkview.
 Between class at Parkview.
 Fifth graders Karay Brevard, 11, (CENTER) and Laryah Goldsberry, 10, (FAR RIGHT) play on the playground Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. 
 A mural on a side street in downtown High Point, N.C.
 A side street in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.
 Janna Sells, left, an instructional facilitator at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C., celebrates with 2nd grade teachers after discussing data that show that most of 2nd grade students are performing at or above their grade level during a professional learning community meeting at the school.
 Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, talks with Duel Immersion Kindergarten Teacher Monica Gonzalez (RIGHT) as (FROM LEFT) Claudia Otalvaro, Yamil Ardila and Noelia Barquero (ALL CQ) listen on during a Professional Learning Community meeting at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C. East Iredell is a dual-immersion school, and hires native Spanish teachers.
 An intervention specialist at East Iredell, Vikki Stevens, faces an uncertain future herself, as federal monies that fund her position end in June. 
 Folders full of data and personalized intervention plans for every student stacked at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.
 Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.
 Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.
 Janna Sells hugs 3rd grade student Shamonica Branch at the end of the school day at East Iredell.

A giant dresser on Hamilton Street stands in homage on to the furniture industry in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.

A summer storm lingers over Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Parkview stands to lose several federal Race to the Top grants and other funding, which have spurred academic improvements at the school. 

Ginni Stanfield shares End of Grade scores with Ikerria Cureton (CQ), 11, in her fifth grade math class at Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. Cureton was elated after scoring higher on her EOG under Stansfield's instruction. After raising her student's test scores faster and higher than other teachers, Standfield won a $20,000 bonus from the Teacher Incentive Fund. She says that smaller, personalized classes as a result of federal grants are integral to her students' success.

Virginia Stanfield, a 5th grade math teacher at Parkview., used part of a $20,000 bonus to stock a closet with supplies and prizes for students.

Donjana Wilson, 11, uses a tablet in Virginia Stanfield’s 5th-grade math class. Federal grants have enabled each student to have access to tablets at the Parkview.

Between class at Parkview.

Fifth graders Karay Brevard, 11, (CENTER) and Laryah Goldsberry, 10, (FAR RIGHT) play on the playground Parkview Expressive Arts Magnet School in High Point, N.C. 

A mural on a side street in downtown High Point, N.C.

A side street in downtown High Point, N.C. According to American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates, 21 percent of High Point's 102,924 population lives in poverty, and 32 percent of children under 18 live in poverty.

Janna Sells, left, an instructional facilitator at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C., celebrates with 2nd grade teachers after discussing data that show that most of 2nd grade students are performing at or above their grade level during a professional learning community meeting at the school.

Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, talks with Duel Immersion Kindergarten Teacher Monica Gonzalez (RIGHT) as (FROM LEFT) Claudia Otalvaro, Yamil Ardila and Noelia Barquero (ALL CQ) listen on during a Professional Learning Community meeting at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C. East Iredell is a dual-immersion school, and hires native Spanish teachers.

An intervention specialist at East Iredell, Vikki Stevens, faces an uncertain future herself, as federal monies that fund her position end in June. 

Folders full of data and personalized intervention plans for every student stacked at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

Janna Sells, instructional facilitator, during a third grade math intervention session at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.

Janna Sells hugs 3rd grade student Shamonica Branch at the end of the school day at East Iredell.

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