Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Elizabeth City early college hopes to reach untouched population

In North Carolina, early colleges are part of an initiative out of the Department of Public Instruction called Cooperative and...

College Board Names Five NC School Districts to 2016 AP Honor Roll

Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the Public Schools of North Carolina. Five North Carolina school districts...

Kenan Fellows Program partners with USDA and local Farm Bureaus to lead innovation in agricultural education

Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership. RALEIGH, N.C. – The...

Monday, February 27, 2017

News

Asheville City Schools Foundation to the rescue

Last week at Hall Fletcher Elementary School in Asheville, Adama Dembele sat at his drums, bordered on either side by eager...

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Once again, Trump opens up a teachable moment

Speaking in the East Room of the White House, President Trump asserted that “the press has become so dishonest” — and...

Perspective

TRANSFORM: Purpose into action — National FFA week

Across the country this week, FFA (Future Farmers of America) members will be celebrating Agriculture Education and FFA during National...

News

Dan Forest continues push for digital learning at Oakview Elementary

Continuing his advocacy for digital learning and connectivity in schools, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest visited Oakview Elementary Thursday in Apex...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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First Lady Kristin Cooper discusses child hunger

Annika Conrad is one of the talented team members working on the Reach NC Voices project. Please share your thoughts...

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Gov. Cooper talks teacher pay in Pitt County high school

Governor Roy Cooper spoke of his plan to raise teacher salaries Wednesday at South Central High School in Winterville.  “We’re here...

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One educator’s experience with school food

Annika Conrad is one of the talented team members working on the Reach NC Voices project. Please share your thoughts...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

News

In education, a question of authority

Lawmakers at a joint appropriations education committee meeting Tuesday asked many questions of state education leaders but hinted at a bigger question:...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

News

Golden LEAF updates Elizabeth City and cities statewide on disaster relief

After the General Assembly allocated about $200 million in December to address Hurricane Matthew and wildfire damage and recovery, the legislature asked...

Perspective

Teaching students how to resist and organize

Students are going to remember what we said and what we did in our classrooms at this moment in history....

Governor Cooper announces teacher salary increase plan to reach national average

Governor Roy Cooper today announced a multi-year investment in North Carolina teachers that would raise teacher salaries to first in...

Monday, February 20, 2017

News

Edgecombe County starts to think beyond school walls

Back in December, Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent John Farrelly told EducationNC he was planning something unique for his district — a visioning...

Perspective

NC GreenPower brings solar to North Carolina schools

In October 2003, NC GreenPower was launched to supplement the state’s existing power supply with more green energy – that...

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The Reach NC Voices chatbot lives

Chatbots are an emerging media innovation that show promise for increasing two-way engagement between organizations and their audience. It is...

Perspective

Teachers, let us learn at our own pace

I am currently a 7th grade student at a public charter school in Durham. In an article written about my...

Friday, February 17, 2017

News

Bill loosening restrictions on class size requirements passes House

A bill that loosens restrictions on class size requirements for grades K-3 passed the House unanimously yesterday.  House Bill 13...

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CEOs highlight Pre-K as linchpin of reading, and jobs

As the co-founder and CEO of the analytics software company SAS, Jim Goodnight ranks as an iconic North Carolina business...

Perspective

(Not) Taking Sides: Civil Discourse with Michelle Rhee and George Parker

Are you frustrated about how polarized our country has become?  I certainly hear it on the news and in the...

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Meet your latest Facebook friend

Facebook can be used for many things. Sharing photos of your kids. Commenting on the latest meme. Watching cooking videos....

Perspective

Bust bullying, boost school success

Mean girls and callous boys are nothing new. They’ve stalked school hallways and commandeered cafeterias for years. Yet bullies’ arsenal...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Closing the Gaps: Smart Start of Forsyth County

The Smart Start Model “Our organization is the only private organization in Forsyth County charged by state statute to care about...

Perspective

DeVos attackers surrender high ground

The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Perspective

What happens when a real teacher tries to be a Hollywood hero?

The halls of government are controlled, both executive and legislative, by the same party, and laws are being passed quickly, undermining...

News

House committee considers funding formula task force legislation

The House K-12 Education Committee considered legislation Tuesday that would create a task force to look at the possibility of...

News

Despite report findings, advocates and lawmakers clamor for calendar flexibility

For years, education advocacy groups and legislators have tried to change North Carolina’s uniquely strict law that mandates when school districts begin and...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

News

Teacher leadership roles come to Edgecombe County

When teachers get really good, they often stop teaching.  After years in the classroom, the desire to move onto something with higher...

News

Franklin County high school students visit legislature

Students from Franklinton High School partnered with The Arc of North Carolina and went to the North Carolina General Assembly...

Attitude is everything as LHS students prepare for ACT

The following is a press release from Franklin County Schools Louisburg, N. C. — More than 100 students gathered in Louisburg High...

Monday, February 13, 2017

News

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center: Filling gaps in science education

In “The Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale,” a girl runs into a dragon’s nest during her journey to gather wood...

News

CEOs join forces to boost childhood literacy

A group of North Carolina CEOs gathered at Creech Road Elementary School in Garner Thursday to release a new report, and...

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An interview with Robert Putnam

Editor’s note: In November, Harvard Professor and author Robert Putnam visited Winston-Salem to speak at the Raising Every Child luncheon...

Perspective

Preparing for college: Students with disabilities

Families with high-school students who have disabilities often face what feels like a unique challenge: How do I prepare my...

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Unity, and disunity, in American education

The 50-50 split of U.S. senators in the vote to confirm the nation’s secretary of education points anew to an...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Robert Putnam visits Winston-Salem

On November 1,  Dr. Robert Putnam, author of Our Kids and Bowling Alone, visited North Carolina to speak at the Family...

Asheville City Schools Foundation teacher grants — supporting teachers and students

Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the Asheville City Schools Foundation. This is a story about supporting...

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A ripple and then a wave: Real people, real stories lead to change

Real stories touch people. Real stories reach people. Real stories educate, motivate, and inspire. EdNC’s Reach NC Voices is a...

News

KidoNomiCs tackles childhood health

As part of its kidoNomiCs kickoff Tuesday, the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University held a panel discussing...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

News

House committee moves forward bill loosening class size restrictions

The House K-12 education committee gave an unanimously favorable report Tuesday to a bill that gives flexibility to local school districts...

News

D.C. education advocates weigh in on education reform

On Tuesday, Best NC — a business-oriented education advocacy organization — hosted nationally-known education advocates Michelle Rhee and George Parker for a conversation...

News

IEI kicks off deep dive on early childhood learning

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University kicked off its kidoNomiCs project yesterday at the James B....

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Perspective

Why more companies should extend paid parental leave

When I think back to the days of bringing home my infants, I remember the challenges a new bundle of...

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Rural matters

This year, EdNC will take an in-depth look at North Carolina through a variety of lenses, including the lived realities...

Monday, February 6, 2017

News

Superintendent Johnson kicks off listening tour

Superintendent Mark Johnson went to Winston-Salem last Friday for the first stop on his statewide listening tour. He visited Glenn...

News

Parsing through new school arrests and crime data for North Carolina

In a data presentation from Education Week, released as part of its Policing America’s Schools series, North Carolina had the third highest percentage of...

Perspective

An ode to high school journalism

As a senior in high school, I have become quite sentimental. My semester has been filled with many lasts, and...

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A teacher’s journey: Around the world and forever changed

Until I boarded a plane headed to Russia, I never realized I would be a “global teacher.” If I’m honest,...

News

Superintendent to lawmakers: ‘Don’t be strangers’

This week’s State Board of Education meeting was only Republican Superintendent Mark Johnson’s second meeting since winning the election over Democrat...

Friday, February 3, 2017

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In high schools, what’s the right amount of football?

The approach of Super Bowl LI and a long essay in The New Yorker magazine — with the print-edition headline,...

Where do we go from here? The future of math education for our state

Two days ago, I explained the development of our state’s standards. What I neglected to mention, was during the decade of...

News

Exodus from the Department of Public Instruction

Philip Price, Chief Financial Officer for the state Department of Public Instruction, is retiring effective March 1st.  He is just...

Perspective

The intersection of health and literacy

A book is a powerful tool and primary care providers are powerful messengers. The medical home plays a distinct role...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What does it mean for math to be integrated?

And why the coherence of an integrated curriculum across grade levels is important. “We did this last year,” one of my...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Perspective

You, the student, the world needs your help

Our math is stronger than Common Core

The history of standards development in North Carolina It was a little less than a week before the start of...