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STANFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORED AS 'SCHOOL TO WATCH'

There’s no honors class at C.W. Stanford Middle School, and no “remedial” class either. Students of all academic abilities and interests learn side by side, except for daily “Literacy Blocks” for reading practice, and the weekly “Intervention” hour to prepare for End-of -Grade tests. This balance of sensitivity and focused instruction has won Stanford the distinction of a 2014 “School to Watch,” from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, in collaboration with the N.C. Association for Middle Level Education and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Stanford is one of only two schools in North Carolina, and 400 in the nation, to earn the honor. Recognized schools had to stand out as “academically excellent,” “developmentally responsive” and “socially equitable,” according to award criteria.

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