The following is an abridged version of a note from our partners at The 9th Street Journal regarding the story we ran on our cover in print and published on our website:

Last week, The 9th Street Journal published a story on the large and growing population of English learners in Durham Public Schools. The story was republished in Indy Week, with whom 9th Street has a content-sharing agreement, and was featured on Indy Week’s cover.

Upon publication, factual errors in the story were brought to our attention. We learned that the story misidentifies a local college student as having attended Jordan High School, which he did not. Upon further investigation, we learned that the story contains additional factual errors and as a result, we have decided to retract the story.

We deeply regret this occurrence and we sincerely apologize to the Jordan High School and Durham Public Schools communities.

INDY Week, as well, regrets this occurrence and joins The 9th Street Journal in sincere apology to the Jordan High School and Durham Public Schools communities, as well as to our readers. We strive for accuracy in our reporting and feel we have let you down.

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