Truitt: No aggregate samples, and a run toward – not from – accountability

(The Center Square) – North Carolina is taking a “unique and intentional” approach to pandemic education recovery that incorporates student data collection to guide districts on best practices, Superintendent Catherine Truitt told Congress on Wednesday.

In testimony before the U.S. House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Truitt elaborated on efforts to recover from learning loss during the pandemic through an Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration launched in 2021.

“When the massive influx of federal funding did come flowing into North Carolina, we were ready,” she said. “My agency was able to provide local education leaders with an office dedicated to recovery and rooted in research and data.

“This was vital, because many of our 115 school districts and more than 200 charter schools did not have the central office bandwidth or support to take on the massive exercise in planning and compliance that would be required.”

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