Tuesday, October 31, 2017

News

Debate on role of charter schools divides panel

Five panelists argued over the place charter schools should occupy in the state’s educational system Monday night.  To Helen Ladd,...

Reaching into community

Since the 1970’s, participation in civic groups across the United States has been in a steady decline. Some civic organizations...

Perspective

Teacher pay deserves reasoned debate

Should public schoolteachers be compensated as professionals? All four panelists at a recent “Hometown Debate” staged at the Old Post Office...

Monday, October 30, 2017

News

The importance of early childhood education

Host Alex Granados talks with Tracy Zimmerman, executive director of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation about the importance of...

#OurNation: Watching Reach NC Voices unfold

This week, the Reach NC Voices team will engage in a sprint to iterate our technology, and we will all...

News

Weekly Wrap: EVAAS, big education data, and merit pay

Watch EducationNC reporter Alex Granados talk about North Carolina education news from the week. Catch up on  the influence of...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Perspective

I’m the new teacher…again

This year, I embarked on a new chapter in my teaching career. I changed schools. I taught at my previous...

Perspective

Illumination from the Kozol-Osborne divide

David Osborne and Jonathan Kozol are public thinkers worth listening to even if one does not wholly agree with them....

Perspective

Missing elephant in the room? State lawmakers to examine education finance without considering overall funding sufficiency

When state lawmakers meet next week to begin the weighty task of reforming North Carolina’s knotty method of financing public...

Featured

NC STEM Center e-Update: Engaging diverse STEM talent

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

News

Newton debate on possibility of merit-based teacher pay centers on “how”

In a debate Tuesday night in Newton, thought leaders from across the political spectrum agreed that differentiated pay for teachers...

News

Jonathan Kozol: The savage inequalities of public school

Jonathan Kozol, award-winning education writer, advocate for equitable public education, and a former teacher, said the inequalities in public education...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

News

EdExplainer: The ins and outs of EVAAS

The Education Value-Added Assessment System, commonly known as EVAAS, is a program developed by SAS to measure the growth of students across...

Perspective

National Board Certification Score release day — An argument to invest more in teachers

Did you know that North Carolina has more Nationally Board Certified Teachers than any state in the country? Simply go...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Perspective

High quality professional development matters

When teachers come together to reflect on their practice, students ultimately win. The NC New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP)...

News

The importance of data in public education

Host Alex Granados talks with Trip Stallings, director of policy research at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, about the...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Perspective

Keeping the ‘public’ in universities and schools

The Southern Regional Education Board has released a package of data that documents the ongoing shift from government funding to...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

News

Super substitutes: How Cumberland County uses its “options” program to recruit teachers

Three years ago, as North Carolina struggled to attract and retain enough teachers to fill all the vacancies in public...

Perspective

Choice and regulation form spectrum

Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schools,...

Public School Forum of North Carolina urges Congress to protect young immigrants affected by decision to end DACA

The following is a press release from the Public School Forum of North Carolina RALEIGH, NC (October 18, 2017) —...

Perspective

Teacher evaluation and veteran teachers: Reality and potential

Part I: Reality — What teacher evaluation is like now for veteran teachers It’s May, and I can’t seem to...

News

Supreme Court grants stay in State Board lawsuit against Superintendent Johnson

It is business as usual for the State Board of Education after the state Supreme Court announced a temporary stay...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

News

Debate over charter and private school accountability continues hometown series

In a Burlington event Monday, participants debated who should provide accountability for charter and private schools: parents, the public, or...

Perspective

The needed partnership between education and business

Every day we hear from our corporate members about the challenges they face finding workers with the right skills for...

Perspective

America’s Hidden Gems: Rural, Latinx, and Gifted Students

Less than two decades ago, Hispanic and Latinx people accounted for 4.71 percent of North Carolina’s population. By last year,...

Teachers: Share your thoughts on class size

Earlier this year, the state passed a law putting caps on the size of K-3 classrooms. But, these requirements have been delayed...

Perspective

Education Matters — Black teachers matter

Does having at least one black teacher make it less likely a black student will drop out of school and...

Monday, October 16, 2017

News

The role of the school nurse in public education

In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Liz Newlin, president of the School Nurse Association of North...

Perspective

In Defense of the Arts and Humanities in Our Public Schools

There is an incredible emphasis on the STEM curriculum approach in our public schools. And I fear that because of...

Perspective

Public education in a time of ragged governance

No doubt, students will arrive at school this morning, and teachers will engage with them until the dismissal bell without...

The results are in – How did Pasquotank High School students vote?

While November 7th is the date most North Carolina counties will hold 2017 local general elections, a few were held...

Featured

What does Singapore math look like in Singapore: “It’s just maths”

Spending time observing Singaporean classrooms over the course of several months as a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program recipient...

Friday, October 13, 2017

News

A series on charter schools from The News and Observer

This week, The News & Observer published a series on charter schools. Here are the links: How flight to NC...

Featured

NC STEM Center e-Update: 15 reasons why STEM is good

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

Perspective

Building safe spaces: Celebrating teachers who support native youth

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Bit & Grain. Leslie Locklear: I was born and raised under the tall pines...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WakeEd Partnership honored with US2020 STEM mentoring award

The following is a press release from WakeEd Partnership RALEIGH, N.C. — This morning, US2020 announced that WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Perspective

Education Matters: School takeover plan meets resistance

The following is a program by the Public School Forum of North Carolina The NC Innovative School District, created by...

Raleigh Charter students cast their ballots using First Vote NC

Students at Raleigh Charter High School, along with other high schoolers throughout Raleigh, voted today using ballots similar to the...

Reinventing America’s Schools: A discussion with David Osborne

New York Times bestselling author David Osborne talked about his latest book “Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System“ at...

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching opens registration

The following is a press release from the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have...

Revised applications for the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund now available

The following is a press release from Public Schools of North Carolina Revised applications for funding through the new Needs-Based...

Lieutenant Governor visits West Rohan High School

The following is a press release from the office of the Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest...

Governor Cooper’s bill signings

The following is a press release from the office of Governor Roy Cooper RALEIGH: Governor Cooper signed into law S.B. 582, an act...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

News

Charter Advisory Board recommends revocation of Heritage Collegiate’s charter

The Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) kept a promise today and voted to recommend that Bertie’s Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy...

The State of Exclusion: Duplin County Education, Environmental Justice, and Civic Engagement

Civil rights advocates have long recognized that housing segregation creates inequality in living conditions. Residential segregation undermines equal access to...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Perspective

Podcast: Central Carolina Works and partisan gerrymandering

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

News

Governor Cooper weighs in on education issues

The General Assembly weighed in on education during the special session last week. On Friday, Governor Roy Cooper gave his...

Friday, October 6, 2017

News

Global Scholars Academy to host Azure Antoinette as poet in residence

“These little ones here are inspiring all of us, and they deserve to be seen and not just seen as...

Perspective

Messages for schools in a survey of U.S. religious landscape

You often hear it said that America’s public schools responded to and took on characteristics of the industrial economy of...

News

General Assembly, State Board of Education tackle principal pay

Both the House and the Senate voted in favor of a budget technical corrections report today that includes a principal...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

News

Chaotic day for education at General Assembly ends with principal fix in committee

A General Assembly committee voted on a conference report to change the way principals who were paid on the teacher salary...

News

List of schools eligible for ISD cut to four

Eric Hall, superintendent of the Innovative School District, reduced a list of schools under consideration for inclusion in the program...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Featured

NII invests in EducationNC: Weaving civic dialogue and engagement into our reporting

Today the News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism announces $1.8 million in grants that aim to...

News

Fix to principal pay possible this week

A possible change to the new principal pay schedule could be coming during this week’s special session, but it may...

Perspective

To fail and still succeed

Recently I had the honor of sitting on a teacher panel at a meeting of the Public School Forum of...

From textiles to schools: Why we #LoveNC

The machine clanks and clacks as Jerry Brown proudly stares on. Yarn spins into metal gears from many directions and...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Perspective

Prioritizing student safety: It’s time to ban prone (face-down) restraint

Schools should be safe places for both students and staff. Six of North Carolina’s public school systems will be safer...

News

kidoNomiCs: The Economics of Early Childhood Investment

In February, the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University kicked off its kidoNomiCs project at the James B. Hunt...

Learning what Yadkin County students love about the state

Today was the second day of our week-long journey across the state. We began in Elkin and traveled through historic...

Study finds new program reduces absenteeism in primary schools

The following is a press release from Duke University DURHAM, N.C. — A pilot program reduced absenteeism in elementary schools...

Two North Carolinians appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

The following is a press release from digiLEARN Two North Carolinians – former Gov. Bev Perdue and UNC School of...

Monday, October 2, 2017

Perspective

Vellani addresses International Forum on Children’s Rights

The following are remarks delivered by Larry Vellani, executive director/chief executive officer of Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc., to participants of...

News

Equity meets education: A film series

What is the difference between equity and equality? How does race affect education in North Carolina? Why are there so...

#LoveNC Mountains to Coast

This week, the EducationNC team is traveling across the state, from the mountains to the coast, on bikes! We are...