The N.C. Association of Educators awarded $20,000 Monday to six schools that have proposed restructuring programs to improve student performance.
``We are ready for implementation of some of the ideas teachers have for improving instruction,' said Julia Kron, the association president. ``Government and private agencies have conducted study after study, educators have listened to report after report on restructuring and reform. NCAE is ready to respond to some of these.'The six schools received $3,000 to $4,000 for restructuring programs aimed at increasing the involvement of parents in schools, improving student performance and creating model school programs that others can copy. The schools are in Gaston, Granville, Haywood, Johnston, Polk and Robeson counties.
They were selected as NCAE Learning Labs, with proposals for restructuring ranging from three to five years.