A recent report shows that North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg district is spending more per pupil in small, low-income schools and less in large, suburban schools. The district's high-poverty schools also have fewer National Board Certified Teachers, according to the report. Research in the district has shown that students taught by an NBCT outperform their peers who are not. "It doesn't seem to matter how many widgets and gidgets and gadgets are in the school. It matters what we're doing with the students," one board member said.
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