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Closer look at dropout, suspension numbers

At first glance, the consolidated data report [1]released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Instruction seemed to be brimming with good news about improvements, with declines in the state’s dropout rate, long-term and short-term suspensions.

But troubling facts still remain.

Here are just a few of the statistics plucked from the 145-page report being submitted to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee.

Want to skim the numbers for yourself? The DPI report is available here [1].