Exaggeration won’t stop school choice

During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run...


Site visits through Bangalore: “Using sustainable technology and digital tools to improve rural education”

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Monday, July 31, 2017


Veteran teacher on introducing elements of Indian culture to North Carolina students

Michelle Ellis, a science teacher at Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, spent most of her life in that city. She was...

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Friday, July 28, 2017


Looking for critical-thinking strategies in Indian educational system

A Georgia native, Matthew Kinnaird has made Western North Carolina his home for more than a decade. After completing a...


Sharanya Ananth: A reflection of her final Governor’s School days

For me at least, the Semi Formal Dance on the last night was the moment it truly sunk in that...


NC STEM Center e-Update: State teachers head to India

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 27, 2017


Excited for India trip, teacher sees herself as “window to the world” for students

A lifelong North Carolina resident, Sallie Senseney has lived close to both the mountains and the sea. Born and raised...


Big changes proposed in 20-year-old Leandro education court case

Marking the 20th anniversary of a lawsuit around equal opportunity in public schools, both sides in the Leandro case (Leandro...


Bringing experiences from India to rural students

Ryan Smith believes that opening his students to a wider worldview is a crucial part of his job as a...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Understanding STEM across the globe

“I saw a lot of bees here this morning,” Lily Dancy-Jones says on a summer morning, and she is hardly...


Angel Nugroho: Leaving Governor’s School a new person

Governor’s School is coming to a close. As the 2017 session ends, I start to reflect on everything I have...

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Monday, July 24, 2017


Teacher who coaches hopes to learn from Indian educators

“I was never very good at math,” Nathan Arvey says with a trace of irony. Now a math teacher Owen...


Follow along as EdNC heads to India with teachers, leaders

Six North Carolina teachers will travel to India later this week with EdNC thanks to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in partnership...


From India to North Carolina

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Friday, July 21, 2017


Education at issue amid budget and economic rip currents

It is deep summertime, and as usual, warnings of rip currents punctuate the flow of daily news. This summer, caution...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017


State Board to appeal ruling transferring power to Superintendent Johnson

Updated 3:45pm The State Board of Education decided this morning to appeal the court’s Friday decision in their case against...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Charlotte parent on sending son to failing school, importance of integration

It was a pleasure to welcome the trustees of BEST NC to Shamrock Gardens Elementary, and to show off our...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Osahon Tokunboh: Rediscovering passion for learning at Governor’s School

For a long time, school was like heaven. The day before the first day, I would lie in bed in...


Highlights: Summer meal champions

“We have children on Monday tell us they haven’t eaten since Friday afternoon,” said Meredith Honeycutt, the School Nutrition administrative...


New Reports Highlight North Carolina As National Leader in Biotechnology Innovation and Education Amid Growing Global Competition

The following is a press release from from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. RALEIGH, N.C. (July 12, 2017) — A...

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Monday, July 17, 2017


Sharanya Ananth: Exporing philosophy and perspectives at Governor’s School

Governor’s School is most widely known for Area 1 classes where each student writes essays and/or auditions to enter at...


Shamrock Gardens Elementary School: A Blueprint for Educator Innovation

For several years, a primary focus of BEST NC’s student-focused advocacy work has been around the importance of having strong,...


Three-judge panel rules in favor of State Superintendent

A three-judge panel granted a motion for summary judgment in the lawsuit between the State Board of Education and State...


On anniversary of Leandro, time to intensify assault on low-performing schools

Twenty years ago this month the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that all North Carolina children have a fundamental right...


EducationNC’s Annual Report 2016-17

EducationNC launched online two and a half years ago with these core beliefs: it’s all about our students, nothing is more important...

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Friday, July 14, 2017


NC STEM Center e-update: STEM for World Youth Skills Day

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 13, 2017


Angel Nugroho: Discovering what shapes us and taking a break

I am halfway through with Governor’s School and everything still feels new. There is always a class or elective or...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017


We’re going to lose the good teachers

When schools open this fall in Oklahoma, the 2016 Teacher of the Year won’t be there. Instead, Shawn Sheehan will...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Highlights: Durham Public Schools Summer Meals

Before the sun rises, Durham Public Schools Nutrition Services employees are hard at work preparing more than 5,000 lunches that...

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Monday, July 10, 2017


A school’s transition to become a state STEM school of distinction

Five years ago, when Weatherstone Elementary became a Wake County STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) school, STEM Coordinator Jen...


Will North Carolina lead or lag on early learning?

Previously hailed as a forerunner on early learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the recently released revised draft...


Subject mastery produced best teaching

While there is no shortage of opinions and controversy about how best to improve schooling, virtually everyone agrees that the...


Angel Nugroho: Governor’s School student challenged by peers and new ideas

Governor’s School can be confounding- in a good way. Philosophy does it more openly, but it is amazing the way...


Launch of the Achievement School District

Eric Hall, superintendent of North Carolina’s Achievement School District (ASD), gave the State Board of Education a glimpse of the...

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Thursday, July 6, 2017


The importance of socio-emotional development in pre-K

During my 10 years as an educator, I have taught middle school, elementary, and pre-K. I earned a bachelor’s degree...


EdExplainer: Long session legislative recap

The long session of the General Assembly wrapped up last week, and education was a hot topic throughout. The budget...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017


The long and short of failing our kids: A case for focusing on early childhood education

The other day I had a “Mom Fail” attack. Turns out that knowing the “long a” sound and the “short...


Kindergarten teacher explains what high-quality pre-K looks like

As a veteran kindergarten teacher, I believe the time has come to invest in high-quality universal pre-K education. The short-...


EdTalk: Budget, bills and the future of public education

On the latest edition of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Orange, about the recently passed budget,...


Sharanya Ananth: Finding passion for poetry at Governor’s School

It has been a week and a half since the start of Governor’s School East’s 2017 session, and I have...