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Thursday, August 31, 2017

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John Locke Foundation highlights Child Fatality Task Force

A recent presentation at the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society highlighted the work of the N.C. Child Fatality Task Force....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Governor Cooper touts NC Pre-K program

Governor Roy Cooper made a visit to Excel Christian Academy in Burlington yesterday to highlight the expansion of the state’s NC...

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Clayton Wilcox’s “Aw, shucks” leadership

After applause from a handful of people in the gallery of the beige meeting chamber, the county’s school board chair,...

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Monday, August 28, 2017

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Examining the new education commissions

On the latest episode of “Lee County Now,” a weekly radio show on education and current events on WXKL 1290...

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Experience the eclipse in 360

Monday, the last total solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979 hit parts of North Carolina. I gathered...

Perspective

Turning the teacher pipeline into a mighty flowing river

You have probably seen the commercial on TV or online. Advertising a travel website, the commercial depicts a frazzled teacher...

 

Thank you matters. Thank a teacher today.

Every teacher anywhere in the world has most likely heard the very true statement that a child does not care...

 

On WUNC’s The State of Things: Reporter Adam Rhew talks about the teacher pipeline

Reporter Adam Rhew talked with The State of Things host Frank Stasio on Thursday about the teacher pipeline in North...

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NC STEM Center e-update: Solar eclipse brings out the best in STEM

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, August 24, 2017

Perspective

A tale of two North Carolina Schools

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court infamously upheld the legality of racial segregation and “Jim Crow” laws. Under the “separate but...

 

UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State collaborating to help lateral entry teachers

A critical teacher shortage is now among the most pressing needs in North Carolina. UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State are...

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Silencing Sam on the first day of school

As lectures drew to a close on the first day of classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

 

The Teacher Pipeline

This week we are discussing North Carolina’s teacher pipeline. Why do teachers become teachers? How do we recruit and retain...

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

 

EdExplainer: Where do teachers come from?

The inspiring teacher who transforms the life of a student is a powerful, recurring narrative in popular entertainment, largely because...

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Work the FINS to diversify revenue for programs, schools, communities

“The best gifts to our college were those I never expected. I just made friends, lots of friends, anywhere and...

 

Deans for Impact seeks to strengthen education pipeline

Ellen McIntyre, dean of the UNC-Charlotte College of Education, is part of a national organization called Deans for Impact. McIntyre joined about...

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Rethinking testing

Six months ago, I was thrilled to become an intern in a second grade classroom. I have wanted to become...

 

Hope Street Group Teachers and Instructional Staff Survey

Hello! We’re working with EducationNC to get feedback from teachers and instructional staff on professional development and learning. If you...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

A complex cycle: Teacher supply and demand

Earlier in this decade, with North Carolina’s economy broken but on the brink of resurgence and its population swelling, fewer...

 

Giving future educators a head start: Charlotte Teacher Early College

The first students to start school on the UNC Charlotte campus this fall are not undergraduates, but 55 high school...

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NC teachers witness total solar eclipse in Cullowhee

In 585 BC, the Central Asian Medes and Lydians fought the Battle of Halys. In 1919, Sir Arthur Eddington proved...

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Early Learning is Part of a “Sound Basic Education”

As North Carolina takes steps to improve educational equity, we should be intentional about a focus on early learning. Twenty...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

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All about the eclipse

Today’s solar eclipse will be the first full solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979. Two North Carolinians,...

 

Nurturing teachers, nurturing the teacher pipeline

“I think you have what it takes to be a teacher.” In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks...

 

Our teacher pipeline: A more nuanced take is warranted

Crisis is not my favorite word. It is used too often to grab attention at the expense of the thoughtful...

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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Football, high schools, and elevating the education of boys

One of my high school football coaches, a former star player at Louisiana State University, once described as un-matched the...

 

State Superintendent Mark Johnson announces Coding and Mobile App Development Grant application period

The following is a press release from Public Schools of North Carolina North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Thursday that...

 

Back to school video from Governor Roy Cooper

The following a back-to-school video from Governor Roy Cooper 

 

Gov. Cooper establishes Teacher Advisory Committee

The following is a press release from Governor Roy Cooper RALEIGH: Today, Gov. Cooper issued Executive Order No. 16, establishing...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Breaking down transportation barriers in rural communities

Tucked between corn fields and U.S. Route 70 is the Bryant Chapel AME Zion Church in Cove City, North Carolina....

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Teachers delve into industry during summer break

Fifteen years ago, Mark Meno said, Craven County high schoolers were leaving eastern North Carolina after graduation. At his workplace,...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Wherefore art thou school supplies?

In the wake of Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement last week of a statewide supply drive for schools, the issue of...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Digital education: Opportunities and pitfalls

Digital education is the hot topic in public education. How can technology change the way we teach children? Today, host...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

News

Experience a Taj Mahal visit in 360

This summer, a delegation of 11 North Carolina teachers and education leaders traveled to India to learn about the education system and...

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South African adventures in education and culture

It was not lost on our group that our day of departure from Raleigh, North Carolina to Durban, South Africa...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: 18 selected for education commissions

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

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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First in Future: Leslie Boney interviews EdNC’s Nation Hahn

Host Leslie Boney, Director of the Institute of Emerging Issues, sits down with our Chief Growth Officer Nation Hahn to...

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Mass education in a distinctly American way

Through its Current Population Survey, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected data and reported on educational attainment since 1940. Its...

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

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On WFAE’s Charlotte Talks, reporter Liz Bell discusses back-to-school issues

EducationNC reporter Liz Bell joined Charlotte Observer reporter Ann Doss Helms on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks on Wednesday. Host Mike Collins...

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The power of sharing my struggles with my students

My path to becoming a classroom teacher was not the typical one. I did not really know how to study....

 

Donating School Supplies

Governor Roy Cooper announced a statewide school supply drive at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham yesterday. The drive will run from...

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Perspective

The cost of doing business in the education world

It was 2009, and the world was reeling in the wake of a global financial meltdown caused by failed business...

News

Governor Cooper calls on public to donate school supplies

Governor Roy Cooper announced a statewide school supply drive at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham yesterday. The drive will run from...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Diving into N.C. college access: College Advising Corps

College Advising Corps took an untraditional route when they discovered parent engagement was the biggest influencer on students’ postsecondary education...

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Monday, August 7, 2017

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Blowing the lid off North Carolina’s “IEP cap”

Apparently, North Carolina has decided that only 12.75 percent of its students are allowed to have disabilities. Each year, the...

 

Saying goodbye to India: “We’re in this together”

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Teaching Fellows Commission, Professional Educator Preparation Commission appointments

The following is a press release from Rep. Chad Barefoot, R-Wake.  Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Legislature on Thursday appointed...

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Friday, August 4, 2017

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State Board discusses literacy deficiencies, ESSA state plan

Kindergarten to Third Grade literacy The State Board of Education tackled K-3 literacy data during its meeting Thursday. Some students...

Perspective

Roiling politics, the Boy Scouts, and schools

Before it recedes from memory under a continuing cascade of daily “breaking news’’ from the White House, let’s return to...

Perspective

Six life lessons for high schoolers that you will not see on a test

It might not feel like it at the time, but the high school years are often the best years of...

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

 

NC Science and Engineering Fair workshop inspires STEM teachers

In a classroom in Triad Math and Science Academy in Greensboro, 13 teachers gathered Friday for a day of role...

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Dear Mebane

Dear Mebane, I can still recall the day we met as part of the Z. Smith Reynolds Community Leadership Council....

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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The Beast mixes music and education

The North Carolina Hip-hop/jazz infused band The Beast may look like a typical band if you caught them playing on...

 

STEAM in rural India: “Learning what is important doesn’t always come from success”

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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EdTalk: Leandro: past, present, and future

Host Alex Granados explores the landmark Leandro case and its impact on the education landscape in North Carolina with Jane...