SANTI VEDRI | UNSPLASH A 300-page report from California-based WestEd finds North Carolina still doesn’t provide a “sound basic education” for all students, as declared in a state constitutional mandate.

RALEIGH — North Carolina has made little progress providing every child “an opportunity to receive a sound basic education” since the state Supreme Court declared the constitutional mandate in 1997, according to a report released Tuesday addressing public education shortfalls and student achievement.

The findings from California-based WestEd stem from a trial judge’s order last year seeking an outside group to recommend a pathway to comply fully with the so-called Leandro decision — named after one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging funding for poor school systems. Some proposals in the report suggest it

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