Eligibility for free or reduced price meals in the national school lunch program announced

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) today announced the 2016-17 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for...

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Friday, July 29, 2016

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Hip hip hooray for EdNC

We have splendid news to report. Please indulge us here a little burst of cheering in celebration. At its annual...

 

PAGE through the eyes of Olivia

DAY 2 Well, it’s summer. This is my second day of PAGE. Everyone is really friendly, the food is fantastic....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Coming together for solutions to student food insecurity

Celia Zhou, a recent Enloe Magnet High School graduate, realized a couple years ago that she didn’t recognize many of...

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Majority of North Carolina high school graduates will continue their education

Educational attainment is critical to future success. For individuals, “educational attainment is a powerful predictor of well-being.” Higher levels of...

 

Growing leaders: Three PAGE interns and their stories

  Lizbeth June of 2009, my whole world and all that I knew was completely changed. I had finished my...

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When charter schools fail

Erinn Rochelle says she beat herself up for months after her sons’ charter school unexpectedly shut down during its first...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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“I want my teachers to listen more”

Incoming Teach for America (TFA) Corps members, local educators, students, pastors, and community members recently gathered in Kinston to discuss...

 

The power of one, vulnerable voice

Day 1 of my internship with PAGE, we are thrown headlong into the roles of instructors and mentors to more...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 

Mikalah and her lens

I grew up in a house full of people with a bunch of different personalities. I grew up with a...

 

Duke Endowment Invests in Birth-to-Eight, Whole-Child Approach to Third Grade Reading with Award to NC Early Childhood Foundation

Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the NC Early Childhood Foundation. Raleigh — The Duke Endowment has awarded...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

 

The story of PAGE: Empowering the girls of Appalachia

The story of the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) begins with me: a girl growing up in a working-class...

 

Creating change makers

Over lunch at Cé La Vi, the rooftop restaurant of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel that dominates the harbor view...

 

The girl effect: In the nexus of literacy and STEM, global opportunity emerges for rural girls

Deborah Hicks-Rogoff grew up in the community of Rosman near Brevard in Appalachia. “Educated in public schools, she earned a...

 

Teaching teachers in Singapore

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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Not-so-hidden ‘gap’ in educators’ pay

Teacher pay has emerged as a central issue in the governor’s race, appropriately enough. But another education-and-pay issue remains largely...

 

Connecting policy to practice in Singapore: Inside the classrooms!

Singapore is changing its mindset about its students. No longer does it see them as consumers of knowledge. In the 21st...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: North Carolina students and teachers energized by $2.7 million in Duke Energy grants

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

 

Project Impact Funds First Initiatives: Pathway to K, Summer School and New Pre-Kindergarten Classes

The following is a press release from Project Impact. WINSTON-SALEM, NC (JULY 21, 2016) – Project Impact, a community initiative...

 

Engaging students and educators in Singapore

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Leadership lessons atop “the Hill”

Every second week of July students come from across our state to the little town of Mars Hill for a...

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Preparing kids for a lifetime of success

There is a picture of my daughters standing awkwardly in the front of our house, strapped to their backs are...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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What stock lessons tell us about teaching

Last year, one of my good friends shared a Buzzfeed article with me titled “I Teach For 7 Straight Hours...

 

Transforming student learning: The Internet of (School) Things

Singapore may love acronyms more than we do. iDA=Infocomm Development Authority. KPI=Key Performance Indicator. ICT=Information Communication Technology. ALP=Applied Learning Programme....

 

Our journey for excellence: A country, a school, our teachers

Singapore Singapore is a young country, celebrating its 51st birthday this year. Everywhere we go, the people we visit explain this...

 

N.C. teachers visit Singapore school, learn across cultures

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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The future of education reform in NC

Yesterday, the John Locke Foundation hosted Lisa Snell, director of education at the libertarian Reason Foundation. She talked about recent North...

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A STEM partnership that crosses county lines

The craft of teaching requires continuous learning, a rolling professional development that requires adaptation to new trends and reflection on...

 

North Carolina students and teachers energized by $2.7 million in Duke Energy grants

The following is a press release from Duke Energy. Editor’s Note: EducationNC is one of the grant recipients but is not...

 

NC Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) accepting applications for 2016-17 cohort

The following is from the Public School Forum of North Carolina’s July 15 Friday Report Recruitment is under way for...

 

N.C. teachers in Singapore learn about innovation & technology in education

[View the story “N.C. teachers in Singapore learn about innovation & technology in education” on Storify] [View the story “N.C....

 

Initiating change in the education system

Shane Castevens, a math teacher at Stokes Early College in Walnut Cove, started our day by asking, “How do we...

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Monday, July 18, 2016

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Charter Schools open to students in August

The following is a post from North Carolina Public Schools July 2016 Public School Partners Newsletter At their abbreviated July...

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Roanoke Rapids moves closer to sharing funds with Halifax schools

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District (RRGSD) is moving forward with its plans for a solo revenue-sharing agreement with Halifax...

 

Governor McCrory signs budget providing monumental teacher pay increases and tax relief for middle class families

The following is a press release from Governor Pat McCrory Average teacher pay in North Carolina will be more than...

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State Board of Education extends proof of concept study

The following is a press release from the state Department of Public Instruction State Board of Education members recently approved...

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Friday, July 15, 2016

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“We are better than this”

On a personal level, a week away at the beach played out as it should: grandchildren relishing hours at the...

 

North Carolina Public Policy Boot Camp: 2016 Youth Leadership Academy NCCDI

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Beating the education odds in East Durham

In June, I took part in a week-long video institute at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. The goal was to...

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Walking the razor’s edge

Vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice are all values central to an effective teacher. As a life-long educator and now as...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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The 2016 Legislative Session: What’s hot and what’s not in ed policy

The recently ended General Assembly short session brought a revised 2016-17 budget, as well as a number of new education-related...

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Eleven North Carolina educators to travel to Singapore to study math, science teaching techniques

The following is a press release from the University of North Carolina CHAPEL HILL, NC – Eleven middle school and...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Making the grade

Which education bills passed, which got held back in the short session Asked to sum up the 2016 short session...

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Monday, July 11, 2016

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New SBE member explains “book-banning” controversy

The North Carolina General Assembly approved two new members to the State Board of Education before the end of session....

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Does the budget do enough for teachers?

The big headline coming out of this year’s budget negotiations is a large teacher raise. Looking at the details, the...

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Principal training program will teach finance and human resources

Today’s North Carolina school principals have to know and do an unbelievable number of things and are significantly underpaid for...

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Friday, July 8, 2016

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State preschool program maintains quality, suffers funding cuts

North Carolina was chosen as one of four states in a study on early education released last week. The Learning...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: State budget to boost STEM in NC classrooms

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

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

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What’s best for students should drive school calendar

There seems to be something amiss when your high school’s football team plays two home games before students even attend...

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A conversation on measuring teacher quality

Last May, UNC General Administration teamed up with SAS Institute and released a website to present decades of research on...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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How seclusion is used and misused in the school setting

In previous articles, I told you that restraint and seclusion are permitted in schools. I explained what a restraint is,...

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2016-17: Positioning EdNC to thrive

Two weeks ago, I was in rural Madison County, researching the amazing Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, which explores the nexus...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Facebook’s TechPrep seeks to diversify tech with outreach to minority families

On a beautiful summer evening, the gym at the Emily K Center in Durham was packed — not for a...

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Update: General Assembly approves budget compromise

Update: 12:35 p.m. July 1: The North Carolina House passed the budget on third reading 91-22. The budget has now...

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Friday, July 1, 2016

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Public school choice

Last month we started to talk about the choices faced by many students and their families during the summer months...

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Income tax ceiling no bargain for school students

Let’s put it bluntly: Legislation that would lower the ceiling on the North Carolina income tax rate is anti-education. The...