‘We’ve got to change what we think of as an education experience.’

For nearly an hour last week, Sam Houston and I talked about STEM and the future of education in North...

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Western NC benefits from new health sciences center 

A unique partnership between Blue Ridge Community College, Wingate University, Pardee Hospital, Henderson County and Hendersonville worked to design a...

Singapore math in action

When I mentioned the term “Singapore Math” to my new colleagues as I studied in the small country of Singapore...

Students get hands-on STEM experience at career day

Middle schoolers in Beaufort County handled model NASA rocket ships, created their own chemical solutions and diagnosed coughing robots at...

What is the STEM ecosystem in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, STEM means more than just science, technology, engineering and math. It means a community of schools, universities,...

EdExplainer: Singapore Math

“I like math because I like how many different ways there are to show the answer.” – Jason Howard, 4th...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Watch: What is Singapore Math?

Learn how North Carolina educators are using a technique called Singapore Math to improve elementary students’ math abilities.

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One reporter’s journey: Thank you for supporting EducationNC

I joined EdNC as a reporting fellow in the summer following my graduation from UNC Chapel Hill’s journalism school. I...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond: STEM and the importance of wonder

“The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel...

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Remembering the bookmobile while ruminating on reading

When I was asked to join in the pre-Christmas spotlight on books, my mind turned to memories of the bookmobile....

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An interview with Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, President, Central Piedmont Community College

In this episode of Carolina Business Review, we discuss readiness and the role of community colleges. 

Durham teacher on ‘The First Man’ by Albert Camus

Of all the great books Albert Camus wrote, his most inspiring is an unfinished manuscript. Camus’ draft of an autobiographical...

State Board of Education vice chair pens children’s book

A.L. “Buddy” Collins is vice chair of the State Board of Education. But since 2012, he has worked on a...

Meeting “The Little Prince”

Many moons ago, a very intuitive adult named Peggy Jones handed me a worn, torn copy of “The Little Prince.” I...

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North Carolina Public Schools: Accelerating into 2018

Before race drivers start a race, teams fine-tune cars to ensure ultimate performance. At your N.C. Department of Public Instruction,...

Purpose over popularity: School nurse turned novelist tells her tale

This is Katie Oslin’s fifth year as a school nurse at Anderson Elementary in New Hanover County. She is trying...

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Education Matters – Conversation with Governor Jim Hunt

Topic: Conversation with Governor Jim Hunt A one-on-one conversation with the original “Education Governor”, four-term North Carolina Governor James B....

Rep. Craig Horn on the book ‘Death at an Early Age’ by Jonathan Kozol

EducationNC recently talked with Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, about a book that heavily influenced him over the years. Horn is...

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Feds respond to North Carolina ESSA plan

North Carolina submitted its plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the federal government in September. This past...

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Addressing the deep roots of suspension

“When I got suspended, it impacted me because school is where I eat breakfast and lunch, and I had to...

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Princeville Elementary prepares to ‘go back home’ with help from North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children

When Princeville Elementary students break their glasses, families often do not have the funds to repair them. Students need them...

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From the founding, schools to sustain a republic

On June 14, 1760, 17-year-old Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the executors of his father’s estate asking for the...

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We need your voice

We worked all year to bring your voice into the conversation around the future of our state, and we are...

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Homeschool students: The third largest “district” in North Carolina

North Carolina’s growth in homeschooling has outpaced the national trend, making it home to one of the largest populations of...

Reach NC Voices: End-of-year conversation

We worked all year to bring your voice into the conversation around the future of our state, and we are...

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A 21st century platform for professional development

One highlight of being an educator is the professional development. So many teachers enjoy going to workshops, getting free stuff,...

News

Task force on education finance reform hears from DPI

Chief Financial Officer of the State Department of Public Instruction Adam Levinson made a case to lawmakers on Wednesday that the...

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Kestrel Heights shares audit findings with Charter School Advisory Board

Kestrel Heights, a charter school that graduated 160 students without the appropriate requirements since 2012, shared mostly positive results of...

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Apex teacher calls on fellow educators to accept challenges

Earlier this year, I spent the weekend in Charlotte at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) Convening...

Teachers, help us understand your housing needs

EducationNC is partnering with the North Carolina Community Development Initiative to study teacher housing needs across the state. If you...

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Teachers, help us understand your housing needs

Most teachers will tell you that seeing students outside of school is an interesting experience. When I was teaching and...

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Just fitting in

I recently spent some time in one of my favorite eating spots. It always feels like a mini-adventure as I...

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Charter advisory board tackles private-to-charter conversions, accelerated charters

On Monday, the Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB) gave four schools of the six schools under review a “ready to...

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Local Government Commission casts doubt on Jones County school deal

The N.C. Local Government Commission Tuesday approved $11.3 million in construction bonds sought by Jones County Schools. But members expressed...

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NC Supreme Court will hear case between Johnson and State Board

The North Carolina Supreme Court granted a petition to hear the lawsuit filed by the State Board of Education against...

Superintendent Johnson highlights new school report cards website

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson posted the following video on his Facebook page promoting awards for academic growth and...

Faith Questions

EdNC is examining the intersection of faith and the adolescent experience. Share your thoughts here. 

Faith Communities

EdNC is examining the intersection of faith and the adolescent experience. Let us know your thoughts on faith in your...

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Petree Elementary: Growing an “F school”

Thanks to Petree Elementary School staff, parent Tia Shore now has a bus pass to get around Winston-Salem — to...

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State Board moves forward on Heritage charter revocation

In the second day of their monthly meeting, the State Board of Education recommended revoking the charter of Heritage Collegiate...

Building trust and listening to community at Blackburn Community Outreach, Inc.

Nestled on the border between Ashe and Watauga counties sits the community of Todd. Here, Blackburn Community Outreach, Inc. plays...

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The complex ‘mosaics’ of teenagers and religion

The schoolhouse has often served as contested space in persistent American tussles over the separation of church and state. At...

How Congregations for Children help public schools

Though there is a separation between faith communities and public schools, faith leaders are interested in educational issues. Hope Morgan...

Rural churches helping rural communities

Rural communities and rural Methodist churches share many characteristics and dynamics. Each want to honor their rich past and have...

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ISD narrows in on management organizations for Southside Ashpole

Innovative School District Superintendent Eric Hall announced to the State Board Wednesday two finalists to take over the Robeson County...

A Faith Quiz

EdNC is examining the intersection of faith and the adolescent experience. Test your knowledge on faith and religious participation in...

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Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy Charter appeals charter revocation

The State Board of Education’s three-person review panel met Tuesday to hear Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy Charter (HCLA)’s appeal to...

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Legislative committee talks lab schools, Teaching Fellows and future of community colleges

Lawmakers heard from leaders of several state education programs at the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee meeting on Tuesday. At...

C4C: A partnership between communities of faith and public education

Across North Carolina, congregations are mentoring, tutoring, and otherwise supporting their local schools, providing a model of partnership between communities...

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Education Matters – The new NC Teaching Fellows Program

The original NC Teaching Fellows Program was eliminated by the General Assembly in 2011. This year legislators created a new...

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Will North Carolina schools see a fix in January for the class size crisis?

North Carolina school districts counting on a January legislative fix to the class size mandate that’s having a big impact...

NC Teaching Fellows program now accepting online applications

The following is a press release from the University of North Carolina System CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Students interested in...

NC Superintendent Mark Johnson announces completely redesigned, user-friendly NC School Report Cards website

The following is a press release from NC Public Schools RALEIGH – North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today that...

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The intersection of faith and education

In this episode of EdTalk, Host Alex Granados interviews Hope Morgan Ward, bishop of the North Carolina Conference of the United...

Monday, December 4, 2017

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Bob Spearman, champion of the right to a sound, basic education, dies

Bob Spearman, a North Carolina attorney who represented poor, rural students in the landmark Leandro v. State of North Carolina...

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Exploris explores right to clean water

Friday, students from The Exploris School in Raleigh brought together four panelists at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science...

Faith: Our students, our state

As you drive around North Carolina, it is impossible not to notice how faith continues to permeate our communities. From...

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Governor’s commission sets out to implement Leandro findings

A group of cross-sector stakeholders is addressing the state’s court-defined failure to provide “a sound basic education” to every child...

Friday, December 1, 2017

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Covering education while navigating the media maelstrom

Twice this semester, I tagged along with a delegation of students of the UNC School of Media and Journalism on...

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The Leandro standard must address the whole child

In 1997 – before today’s high school seniors were even born – the N.C. Supreme Court ruled that every child...