White House names College Advising Corps Founder and CEO Nicole Hurd a ‘Champion of Change for College Opportunity’

The following is a press release from the College Advising Corps Chapel Hill, NC – The White House has named College Advising...

 

National blue ribbons awarded to eight NC public schools

The following is a press release from Public Schools of North Carolina Eight North Carolina public schools today were named...

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Friday, September 30, 2016

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Education advancement uncertain in a slow-growth, budget-restraint moment

Whoever wins the governor’s office in the November election will have to steer the ship of state through uncertain fiscal...

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El Buen Pastor: Helping Latino families de-mystify school

For many immigrant mothers in Forsyth County, the first day of school highlights the challenges they face living in a...

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Creating a shared vision for education across North Carolina

When the decision is made to make a change within the Singaporean education system, the change takes just one year....

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The Carolina Food Summit: Plates, policy, and place

3:00pm, September 28, 2016 Just past the Old Well in Gerrard Hall on this beautiful Carolina blue sky day, our food summit...

 

Public School Forum of North Carolina Launches New Weekly TV Program October 2

The following is a press release from the Public School Forum of North Carolina RALEIGH NC (September 27, 2016) –...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Kinston school focuses on agriculture with help from Farm Bureau

Last year, Angela Hathaway’s second-grade class at Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School had vegetable quesadillas, vegetable soup, and salsa at a highly-anticipated class party....

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Teach me to taco

Tian is a thoroughly enjoyable 5th grader who loves math, science (though he says it is sometimes hard), and writing....

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Trip to Singapore opens educator’s eyes

Eleven middle school and high school educators from North Carolina traveled to Singapore July 15-24 to learn about the best...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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9: Republican Mark Johnson talks education and the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mark Johnson is the Republican candidate vying to become the new state superintendent of public instruction. He taught at West Charlotte...

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10: Democrat June Atkinson talks education and the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendent June Atkinson has served as state superintendent since 2005, when she was elected the state’s first female superintendent. Since...

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The role of ICT in Singaporean schools — Who is it for? And what value does it have to Americans?

The rise of educational technology over the past 20 years is not news to anyone. With companies such as Google...

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Monday, September 26, 2016

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8: Marcie Cohen Ferris on NC food

In our most recent edition of EdTalk, we spoke with Marcie Cohen Ferris, an American Studies professor at the University...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: What will STEM education look like in 2026?

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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Friday, September 23, 2016

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Forest visits innovative Murphy school

Go as far west as you can while still being in North Carolina. Then make a couple turns and look...

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Mapping the 2015-16 school report cards

It’s hard to believe, but fall is already here and we’re revisiting school assessment with the release of the state’s...

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Needing consent of the governed for a full education agenda

A full-color, 8-1/2 by 11-inch campaign flyer arrived in my mailbox the other day from a Republican state legislator who...

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School choice: Many options but conclusions elusive

Around 80,000 students in Mecklenburg County choose to attend a school other than their neighborhood public school. But what might...

 

Approved charter schools will open for students in Fall 2018

The following is a press release from Public Schools of North Carolina Thirty-eight nonprofit boards submitted applications to open public...

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Fair funding for charter schools: Mission accomplished

There is growing political debate regarding “fair funding” of North Carolina charter schools revolving around how local funding is shared...

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Living, loving, learning together: Charlotte, it’s time

I was born just three years before the landmark Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg decision. I was bused from downtown Charlotte out to McClintock...

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

 

Helping teachers take flight

Being a beginning teacher is challenging, to say the least. Rick Smith said it best when he uttered, “Being a...

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McCrory touts teacher pay raises and facility improvement on campaign trail

In his speech at a Catawba County event Thursday, Governor Pat McCrory used education changes under his leadership as an...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Handling discipline differently

When I was in high school I was called into ministry. God called me to be a teacher. Later on...

 

First-annual Carolina food summit to give answers and ask questions

Chapel Hill, NC, September 20, 2016—The first-annual Carolina Food Summit will kick off the 2016 TerraVita Food Festival on September...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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7: Dan Forest: Education and the race for Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest won his office in 2012, facing off against Linda Coleman in a tight race where he...

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6: Linda Coleman: Education and the race for Lieutenant Governor

A product of North Carolina, Linda Coleman was born in Greenville. She received her bachelor of arts from North Carolina A&T...

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New teachers: Fail, make friends – and eat some cake

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the school year is underway nationally. Many teachers are new to the...

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The race for lieutenant governor: School choice merits stout defense

When Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and his Democratic challenger, former state Rep. Linda Coleman, met on September 13 for...

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Monday, September 19, 2016

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Unpacking the 2016 long session of the General Assembly

In the latest podcast from Tamara Brogan, a Democrat serving on the Lee County Board of Education, she talks with Rep. Brad Salmon,...

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Old Town continues to strive towards teaching the whole student

The staff and board of EducationNC visited Old Town Elementary in Winston-Salem Friday. Old Town, which we’ve previously reported on,...

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Friday, September 16, 2016

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Campaigns can educate candidates on education

With eight more weeks for North Carolina voters to consider whether to elect Pat McCrory or Roy Cooper as the...

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N.C. Opportunity Culture schools beat state rates of student growth

Fifty-nine percent of Opportunity Culture schools in North Carolina exceeded student growth expectations in 2015–16, more than double the percentage...

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New school year highlights NC’s ongoing failure to invest in child and community well-being

Every year as students from pre-school through college return to the classroom, North Carolinians have a window through which to...

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Lieutenant governor candidates touch on education in Wilson debate

Candidates for lieutenant governor were center stage Tuesday night in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre in Wilson. Lieutenant Governor Dan...

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Growing support for early childhood education in North Carolina

North Carolinians of all political persuasions are showing increased support for funding of early childhood education in the state, according...

 

Study shows unexpected path for women to major in science

The following is a press release from North Carolina State University A North Carolina State University study of factors that...

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Giving our children a better future

As North Carolina’s children return to school, it’s a good time to remember the importance of making sure our public...

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Ready or not: Meeting kids where they are

In August, nearly 30 kindergarten teachers from across the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School district convened in a church fellowship hall in...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Bertie documentary sparks discussion among community leaders

Cameras followed 22-year-old Bertie resident Davonte Harrell, also known as Dada, through the intimate moments of his teenage years —...

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And then there were two: A brief (and tortuous) history of corporal punishment in our public schools

When children returned to North Carolina’s public schools for the new year, only students in two districts, Graham and Robeson,...

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The big deal about school food

During a recent speaking engagement, I asked the assembled students if they enjoyed the food in their schools growing up....

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NCCAT: Bringing teachers together from around the state

Cullowhee in Jackson County was once a winter refuge for the Cherokee, according to Will Putman. Nestled in a valley,...

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Minority students, white teachers: Does it matter?

This August as schools geared up for another year, the Brookings Institute published two studies that address the diversity gap...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Monday, September 12, 2016

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Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Politicians from both sides of the political spectrum understand that teachers are the most important classroom factor when it comes...

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Racial equity report cards

For many of the students heading back to school in the last couple of weeks, a new school year is an...

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North Carolina’s school choice trends

For the past several months on Consider It Mapped, we’ve featured publicly-funded alternatives to traditional public schools in North Carolina,...

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Dedicated leadership and continuous support leads to stellar improvement in school grades in Franklin County

On Thursday, September 1, school district officials in Franklin County had reason to celebrate. After the State’s school performance data...

 

FIRST North Carolina wins national award for mentoring

On August 11, at the White House complex, US2020 recognized the 2016 STEM Mentoring Awards winners for their exceptional work in science,...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: School grades, graduation rates up in North Carolina

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

 

Students play critical role in school bus safety

The following is a press release from the State Department of Public Instruction Bright and early this morning, more than...

 

First Vote NC: Keeping civics real and making it meaningful

Do you remember your first vote? For me, it was 1986. My mother worked the polls, my parents talked politics...

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Friday, September 9, 2016

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New employment opportunities for youths with disabilities

“It is time for change. It is time for action. It is time to get serious about opening the doors...

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Confronting the still-real burdens of history

As traditional-calendar schools welcomed their students over the past two weeks, state authorities rolled out fresh data with moderately good...

 

Digital Scholars: The backbone of digiLEARN

In August, former Governor Bev Perdue, Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Getting Smart Director Tom Vander Ark, and a handful of...

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Welcome back to school message from Superintendent June Atkinson

North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson welcomes school and district staff, students, and families back to school for the 2016-17...

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Colin Kaepernick, pre-season MVP

I have something in common with Colin Kaepernick. I don’t stand at sporting events, either. Of course, I don’t play...

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Teacher Pay: Rhetoric vs. Reality

In the 2014-15 budget North Carolina teachers received an average 6.92 percent pay raise, the largest raise in the country that...

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Outlandish myths about NC Republicans and education

It has been my privilege to be involved in education for more than a half century as a teacher, chairman...

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Freedom Schools: Making a difference for scholars, communities

A former car door manufacturing building in Rocky Mount hides a secret — one that is accelerating children’s reading levels by...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Our American dream

North Carolina, let’s face it. We have an education crisis. Politicians, bureaucrats, and activists are quick to proffer that public...

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Finding what matters for each student

What is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)? When our work around ACE’s began, few people were familiar with the term,...

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In-depth: The future of education

Each month, EdNC sits down with Rob Boisvert of Time Warner Cable News to discuss ed issues in-depth. Here is...

 

digiLEARN: The power of digital learning in schools

I accompanied former Governor Bev Perdue as she visited Southwest Middle School in the Onslow County school district. Southwest Middle School...

 

Educators tell the real story about public schools

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

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Do teachers make $50,000?

Before serving in the General Assembly, I worked in public schools for 16 years. My wife is a career teacher. Both of...

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North Carolina’s growing racial divide: The need for championing policies of integration over desegregation

In the last century, North Carolina was known as a southern state struggling to emerge from the devastation of the civil...

 

digiLEARN: Four governors, two parties, and one view for public education

Back during digiLEARN’s April meeting — reported on by Alisa Herr  — four governors came together to tell EducationNC about their...

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Monday, September 5, 2016

 

digiLEARN: Uniting educators and entrepreneurs

“How can we create an environment that increases opportunities for educators and entrepreneurs to collaborate?” This was the question on everybody’s brains...

 

digiLEARN: Accelerating the “difference maker” for students

  In 1987, just after I went to college, Bev Perdue was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. In...

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Friday, September 2, 2016

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School Performance Grades encourage hope

The State Board of Education heard a rosier view of the state’s public schools during Thursday’s presentation of the state’s School...

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Progress of new state testing plan discussed at State Board

The State Board of Education heard from presenters Wednesday on a wide range of policy changes, proposed decisions, and topics...

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American electorate polarized on education, too

Labor Day, our national holiday enacted in 1894 to honor American workers, has long marked the turning of a calendar...

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Living and connecting in a community

If you happened to be walking by the Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem last Thursday, you would not have been...