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Leandro

Public School Forum’s top issue of 2020: Leandro

Breaking with a long-standing tradition, the Public School Forum of North Carolina eschewed its traditional top 10 issues of the...

Everything you need to know about the Leandro litigation

North Carolina’s Leandro court case has been ongoing for more than 20 years. The case centers on the state’s constitutional...

Leandro judge invited to testify at legislature

Judge David Lee, who is presiding over the Leandro case, has been invited to testify in front of the Senate...

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Attainment

More skilled workers needed for the jobs of tomorrow: Announcing 5,000 new apprenticeships

Before he arrived at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus at NC State to announce an investment in apprenticeships, United...

Uncategorized

How will we reach our attainment goal? This pilot project hopes to help.

One year ago, myFutureNC Commission announced a shared attainment goal for North Carolina — an aggressive call to action for...

Faith

Scholarships and sweets: Morganton churches come together to support Latina youth

What do Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians have in common? In Morganton, they have a bakery and a unified...

Community Colleges

Two million by 2030 and what it will take to get there

Welcome to Awake58! If you missed last week’s edition remembering Mark Story, click here.  myFutureNC updates stakeholders on their work...

The Editor's Notes

From village teacher to bridge builder, Freebird McKinney takes on State Board role

On Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, the news broke that Freebird McKinney, the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of...

Leandro

Everything you need to know about the Leandro litigation

North Carolina’s Leandro court case has been ongoing for more than 20 years. The case centers on the state’s constitutional...

Community Colleges

States can’t boost attainment without better serving adult learners. Here’s how.

“She used the word,” educators behind me whisper. There is a collective gasp from the audience. Andragogy. Ever heard of...

Sparking STEM

How the NC Teacher of the Year engages students in STEM

Mariah Morris, 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, passionately addressed a crowd about the state of...

Early Childhood

Perspective | North Carolina’s new Preschool Development Grant: How will $40M be invested?

A new three-year, $40 million federal grant will support improvements to North Carolina’s early education system (birth through five). The...

Faith

Perspective | Mobile Market is a community effort to end hunger

Warren and 10 of his 14 children waited patiently outside in the gathering area for their number to come up. The...

Early Colleges

Perspective | Buncombe County Early College students designing a park

Buncombe County Early College (BCEC) first-year students are working with a local nonprofit on a real-world park design project to...

Public School Forum of NC

Perspective | Education Matters: Digital citizenship and state superintendent interviews

Today we will dive into digital citizenship and what schools are doing to promote safe and responsible use of the...

Community Colleges

Perspective | NC needs a stronger teacher pipeline. Community colleges can help.

North Carolina’s children need competent, well-trained teachers in every classroom if our state is to keep growing and prospering. In...

Data

Perspective | HS diploma, 2-year college, apprenticeship — Which is the best path? New ‘Right to Know’ bills in 6 states would give students more data about options (and outcomes)

The “one size fits all” model of education is long gone, and good riddance. No two students are on the...