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NELA: Rick Hess on cage busting teachers

NELA is North Carolina State University's Northeast Leadership Academy. The director is Dr. Bonnie Fusarelli. The goal of the NELA is to increase student achievement by preparing and retaining principals and assistant principals to serve as instructional leaders in rural high-poverty, hard-to-staff, historically low-performing schools. In May, NELA held an event bringing together educators, legislators, and policy experts to think about how to empower teachers and maximize teacher leadership.

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About the author

Alex Granados is Senior Reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex attended Wake Technical Community College before transferring to and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005.… Read full bio »