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North Carolina Has the Fastest Growing Achievement Gap in the Nation, New Index Confirms

The achievement gap between students from low­income communities and their more advantaged peers is growing at a faster pace in North Carolina than any other state in the nation, according to the Education Equality Index (EEI). The size of the city­wide achievement gaps in Raleigh and Durham rank the cities 92 and 96 in education equality, respectively, among the nation’s 100 largest cities. With two of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, the EEI scores for both cities illustrate the need to increase access to schools that put low­income students on an equal playing field.