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Co-Chair of Academic Standards Commission dissents on final math recommendations

The following is a press release from Tammy Covil, the co-chair of the Academic Standards Review Commission. For a recap of the...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Top 10 perspectives of 2015

At EdNC we are wrapping up our first year with a look back at the articles our readers found most interesting. These are...

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What I learned in 2015

The Holidays are a time for family, friends, punch, finger foods, catching up on Netflix, reading articles that you meant...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Top 10 features of 2015

At EdNC we are wrapping up our first year with a look back at the articles our readers found most interesting. These are...

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Students learn code and build their own wearable tech

Citizens of the Information Age rely on computers to make informed decisions. Use of sensors and computers range from monitoring...

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Top 10 news of 2015

At EdNC, we are wrapping up our first year with a look back at the articles our readers found most interesting. These are...

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CMS board plans for a 2016 focused on student assignment

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has laid out a full calendar for the new year — one that focuses on...

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Judge hears arguments to dismiss Halifax County suit

Yesterday at the Halifax County Superior Court, Judge Russell Duke heard a motion from lawyers representing the Halifax County Board...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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My journey into the past with Jeffreys Grove

Until third grade, I attended Alliance Christian School in Morgantown, West Virginia. It was a private school, and I had...

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Returning to Hibriten High School

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, I made the 12-minute drive from my parents home just north of Lenoir, North Carolina...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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A sacred space

My mother was a teacher’s assistant, so I had the whole place to myself in the afternoons. Long after the...

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Innovation in practice at Kingswood Elementary

When I attended Kingswood Elementary in Cary as a kindergartener in 1989, it was a pilot year for Wake County’s year-round program....

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Beverly Woods’ enduring lessons

All of the schools we attend as children leave some kind of mark on the types of adults we become...

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North Carolina students preparing for space

What kid doesn’t dream of being an astronaut? A new North Carolina program aims to prepare students for the STEM...

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Academic Standards Review Commission slashes recommendations in final meeting

The Commission tasked with finding a replacement to North Carolina’s Common Core standards is done. The Academic Standards Review Commission began meeting...

Friday, December 18, 2015

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Christmas is Christmas

Miles, The holidays are branded as a time of happy moments with family, friends, and food. Every holiday song speaks...

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Star Wars

As a veteran public school teacher, I know that the most sacred part of education is the student–teacher relationship. There...

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Lessons from a 1960s high school life

My high school education spanned from fall 1960 to spring 1965 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During those years, police hosed...

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Wake County Schools give big economic boost to county

The WakeEd Partnership and the Wake County Public School System recently released a report on the school system’s economic impact to the county....

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North Carolina/Wake County lead nation in Board-certified teachers

North Carolina is tops in teachers for National Board certification, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The state is...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

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20 years of charters: Where do we go from here?

North Carolina, you have a big anniversary next year. 2016 marks 20 years of charter schools in the state, and...

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North Carolina’s New Teacher Support Program

One North Carolina program is helping beginning teachers in the state’s public schools get the help and support they need to be successful in...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Childhood trauma and Compassionate Schools

Yesterday, David Thompson, director of student services at Buncombe County Schools, wrote about the Compassionate Schools model he is implementing...

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Adversity in our schools

Rochelle Middle School is located about 1.3 miles from the nationally acclaimed restaurant Chef and the Farmer in Kinston. It...

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Average teacher pay stats can mislead

RALEIGH — Is North Carolina’s average teacher pay a reflection of the “greening” of our work force? Probably. In March,...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Building resilient children by creating Compassionate Schools

Mental health and social emotional issues of students are often the top concerns listed when school administrators are asked about...

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Life connections: Students study effects of drug addiction on flatworms

Some seventh-grade students in Martin and Pitt counties have found even the tiniest of creatures can become addicted to sugar...

Monday, December 14, 2015

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Making the Every Student Succeeds Act an opportunity for all students in NC

Last week, Congress along with President Obama approved the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, most recently known as...

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CMS capital needs are growing — even without new schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools needs an average of $55 million a year for the next five years to make capital improvements to...

NC STEM Center e-Update: Best of STEM in North Carolina for 2015

Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is...

Friday, December 11, 2015

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Raising money for inclusion, learning about inclusion

“Last week we came out of halftime, tied, and maintained strength through regulation into overtime. In the final seconds of...

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Early-stage education debate in governor’s race

From time to time over the past year, I have written that North Carolinians “have a right to expect a...

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Paving the way toward privatization

Legislators embrace vouchers, charter school expansion, disregard calls for accountability Since taking charge in Raleigh, conservative lawmakers have been steering...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New guidelines for free school lunches: The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

In last month’s feature of Consider It Mapped, we discussed Free and Reduced-Price Lunches, or FRL, and the pros and...

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What could the No Child Left Behind rewrite mean for NC schools?

Today marks the long awaited end to No Child Left Behind, the 2002 law that ramped up the federal government’s role...

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NCTQ’s Yearbook finds state policies to support teacher effectiveness no longer the exception

The following is a press release from the National Council on Teacher Quality December 8, 2015 (Washington, DC) — The...

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NCAE Endorses Roy Cooper for Governor

  The following is a press release from the North Carolina Association of Educators RALEIGH, N.C. –The North Carolina Association of...

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Losing its luster

Low pay, lack of respect prompt teachers to rethink their chosen profession By any measure, Asheville Middle School’s Chris Gable...

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Guilford superintendent named head of Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Maurice “Mo” Green, superintendent for Guilford County Schools and a member of the EdNC Board of Directors, has been named...

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December’s Charter School Advisory Board Meeting

Two schools did not have their charters renewed during the first day of the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board meeting in...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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From humility to hope

Mikki Sager is living proof that some people run on an extra gear. Last year alone she estimated she racked...

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Starving the schools

Teacher assistants, textbooks, services slashed as per-pupil spending plummets Barbara Dell Carter is not a social worker. Nor is she...

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Classroom technology: Hope or hype?

Digital devices dominate hopes and headlines in education today. They’re heralded as a way to boost learning outcomes, sharpen 21st-century...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Computer Science Education Week: Learn to code with your kids!

If you’re reading this — from your phone, tablet, PC, etc. — you know that technology makes up a huge part of our...

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Three convictions from a new reformer

It was a difficult decision to leave the classroom as an 8th-grade social studies teacher at Ranson IB Middle School....

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Scoop from the December State Board of Ed

State Board of Education meetings happen monthly here in North Carolina. Packed agendas include a range of items from recognizing...

Monday, December 7, 2015

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Halifax: Dept. of Justice in Halifax, and Merger Mayhem

The United States Department of Justice is requesting information from the Halifax County Board of Education as part of a...

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Halifax: The Closed Session

Closed session notes obtained by EducationNC show that the Halifax Board of Education may regularly violate open meeting laws during...

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Students will learn outside of class in new development vision for Uptown Charlotte

Children and adults will stroll through museums, visit a reimagined public library, and interact with fun games in Uptown Charlotte...

Friday, December 4, 2015

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Congress concedes power to states on schools

We moved from New Orleans to Raleigh 43 years ago, but time and distance haven’t dulled my appetite for Cajun...

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Despite widely held perceptions, teaching isn’t easy

A teacher education student recently told me about someone who questioned why she needs to attend college for four years...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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State Board of Education: December

The State Board of Education considered again a revision to the revocation process for charter schools on Wednesday, but the change is...

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Personalized learning: Teaching students how to learn, how to think

“One-size-fits-all doesn’t work,” says Mamie Hall, English teacher and dean of students at Research Triangle High School (RTHS), a three-year...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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A win-win model for students and teachers

“One-teacher-one-classroom” is a phrase you hear a lot in education these days: For the past 11 years, that described me....

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Find what’s in your heart

Ta-Nehisi Coates represents something rare in writing these days — a sudden celebrity based off of his words and his...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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Innovation in Action: Strategies for change in rural school districts

An idea is a great start, but according to The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun, “What matters is the ability to...

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Young women leaders prepare to take on the world: Chelsea Clinton visits Raleigh school

“I think we often don’t know where we’re going to wind up when we start.” –Chelsea Clinton For the last school...