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Parent-friendly schools report attracts attention

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Most North Carolina public school systems earn lukewarm grades in the John Locke Foundation’s latest assessment of schools’ “parent-friendliness.” This week’s report attracted media attention for Education Policy Analyst Terry Stoops. The Charlotte Observer reported the D+ grade assigned to Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. News 14 Carolina interviewed Stoops about the same topic, and WCNC Television mentioned the Charlotte-Mecklenburg grade in a brief report. The News & Observer‘s education blog noted Wake County’s C+ performance, prompting a brief follow-up report on WTVD Television. The Morganton News Herald, Sanford Herald, and Lincoln Tribune also reported on Stoops’ findings. The N.C. Family Policy Council also highlighted the report. Stoops discussed his work with Lockwood Phillips during an appearance on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.”

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