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Unintended consequences: Legislation deserves the educator’s touch

Recently the education news waves have been dominated by talk of the impending class size crisis. Across the state, school...

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NC Policy Watch holds Crucial Conversation: “Public schools in crisis”

On Monday, NC Policy Watch brought together Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, and Kris Nordstrom, education policy analyst at the North...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mebane Foundation, Unifi and Hill Center team up to change lives in Yadkin County

Thanks to a unique partnership between the Mebane Charitable Foundation, Unifi, and the Hill Center, students in Yadkin County Schools’...

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What role will our community colleges play in the future?

Our Reach NC Voices team hit the road in November, taking on the exciting task of visiting all 58 community...

What do teachers wish parents knew?

Teachers, back in December we asked parents what they wanted you to know about their kids as you lead your...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Comprehensive, effective, kid-friendly phonics? Letterland becoming key component of DavieLEADS

There were Kicking Kings, Quarrelsome Queens, Zig Zag Zebras and Red Robots when Pinebrook Elementary School’s kindergarteners dressed up as...

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Report shows urgent need for Southern states to improve K-12 schools for every child

In a new report, seven nonpartisan organizations in the South — including the Public School Forum of North Carolina —...

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Education Matters — Top 10 education issues for 2018

The Public School Forum of NC unveiled its Top 10 Education Issues for 2018 this week. A panel of legislative,...

DavieLEADS focus on development – supporting professional learning communities in Davie County Schools

“Really having the time to clarify standards with colleagues can become an ‘ah-ha experience’,” said Jennifer Lynde, director of curriculum...

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An inside look at Central Piedmont Community College: Helping students find their purpose

Recently, EducationNC visited Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte to get a look at how the school was preparing...

Monday, January 29, 2018

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NC STEM Center e-Update: Applications are open for SSEP grant awards

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

State Board announces award winners

Monday, January 22, 2018 – 8:57am    RALEIGH – K. Ray Bailey of Fairview is the winner of the 2018...

Gov. Cooper encourages NC high school girls to join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper today announced an innovative opportunity for high school girls to explore the field of cybersecurity through a competitive online...

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‘Equity Meets Education’ Durham screening and conversation on Feb. 7

EducationNC is hosting a screening of the short film series ‘Equity Meets Education’ on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Full...

Friday, January 26, 2018

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Schools can serve as an antidote to “truth decay”

The United States suffers from a case of “truth decay’’ that degrades the nation’s political and civil discourse and decision...

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EducationNC’s Nation Hahn talks resilience and engagement with Leadership North Carolina’s 11th Annual Forum

EducationNC Chief Growth Officer Nation Hahn shared his story and the work of Reach NC Voices at Leadership North Carolina’s...

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PAVE perseveres with Southeast Raleigh students

When Ben Pierce heard the school where he taught, PAVE Red Hook in Brooklyn, wanted to open up a sister...

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PEFNC celebrates school choice week

When it comes to school choice, one of the biggest advocates in the state is Parents for Education Freedom in...

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Supporting our students through paid internships

Summer internships offer a crucial pathway to future employment. Several studies have shown how employers prefer hiring recent graduates with...

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An equity Q&A with The Honorable James B. Hunt Jr., Hunt Institute Foundation Board Chair; Governor of North Carolina 1977-1985, 1993-2001

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: When I was governor, North Carolina became a leader in the...

Talking about civility

A recent Pew Research study shows Americans are more divided than ever. Do you find it difficult to talk with...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Where to begin? Equity starts early

For the past several weeks, The Intersection has focused on equity and education, with education leaders of a variety of perspectives and...

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Public School Forum unveils top 10 issues of 2018

The Public School Forum of North Carolina unveiled its top 10 education issues of 2018 in Raleigh Wednesday.  As part...

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An equity Q&A with Anissa Listak, Founder & CEO at the National Center for Teacher Residencies

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: The National Center for Teacher Residencies’ (NCTR) vision to ensure that...

NC Rural Center receives grant to deliver leadership training in North Carolina’s Appalachian region

RALEIGH – The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the NC Rural Center a $100,000 grant to increase regional leadership development in North...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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An Equity Q&A with Chris Minnich, former CCSSO Executive Director

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: CCSSO worked closely with state chiefs and the Aspen Education &...

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Public School Forum president previews Eggs & Issues

In the latest edition of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Keith Poston, president and executive director of the Public...

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NC advocates, educators hold rally for National School Choice Week

Growing up in subsidized housing in Buffalo, New York, Don McQueen felt his chances for success were limited by the...

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An equity Q&A with Laura Slover, CEO at CenterPoint Education Solutions

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: Educational equity means that every student has access to a quality...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Reach NC Voices: Our First Year

Our work with EducationNC takes us across the state. Our offices are the schools, community centers, churches, and coffee shops...

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Education Matters – Is a class size fix coming?

Last week, hundreds of parents, teachers and students descended on Raleigh calling on the General Assembly to address the K-3...

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Program Evaluation Division gives lawmakers glimpse of education reports

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee heard presentations on four education-related projects from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division yesterday. Lawmakers...

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John Locke Foundation gets a preview of opportunity scholarship evaluation

As part of National School Choice Week, the conservative-leaning John Locke Foundation hosted researchers Trip Stallings and Stephen Porter to give...

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An equity Q&A with Laura Fornash, Senior Vice President and Co-Leader of National Education Practice, McGuireWoods Consulting; Hunt Institute Foundation Board Member

Q: How do you define equity in higher education? A: In higher education, a troubling opportunity gap exists. Year after year,...

Monday, January 22, 2018

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Districts address teacher turnover by providing affordable teacher housing

LeChae Johnson is a dance teacher at West Hoke Middle School. After working as a teacher’s assistant in Guilford County...

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EducationNC reporter Liz Bell breaks down equity

In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with EducationNC reporter Liz Bell about her recent series of equity...

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An equity Q&A with Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, CEO, Learning Policy Institute

Q: Describe the opportunity ESSA presents to states hoping to achieve a more equitable education system. Why is this a...

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Five community college takeaways from Pitt Community College

Located in Winterville, just outside of Greenville, Pitt Community College (PCC) is one of the largest community colleges in the...

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EdNC’s Alex Granados is Education Week’s inaugural Chronister Fellow

EdNC Senior Reporter Alex Granados has been named Education Week’s inaugural Gregory M. Chronister fellow. The fellowship supports the work...

Equity Meets Education: James Ford

This film is the last in a four-part series exploring racial equity in North Carolina schools through the lives and...

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North Carolina democracy: A work of ‘demos’ and leaders

As EdNC completes its third year with a goal to accentuate the “public in public policy,” let us ponder a...

Friday, January 18, 2018

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An equity Q&A with Education Commission of the State’s Jeremy Anderson, President & Alyssa Rafa, Policy Researcher

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: A lot is changing in education policy across the nation, but...

Public School Forum of North Carolina to release Top 10 Education Issues for 2018

WHEN Wednesday, January 24, 2018   WHERE Marbles Kids Museum 201 E Hargett St Raleigh, NC 27601   TIME Breakfast...

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BEST NC releases 2018 Facts & Figures

For the new year, BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation in North Carolina) has just released its latest iteration...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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An equity Q&A with Danielle Gonzales, Assistant Director for Policy with the Education & Society Program at the Aspen Institute

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: I grew up in New Mexico and left there to attend...

Equity Meets Education: Toussaint Romain

This film is the third in a four-part series exploring racial equity in North Carolina schools through the lives and...

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Until we talk about race, we’re all dead in the water

There is a slide inside the Durham Public Schools report on suspensions that I suppose is meant to reassure folks....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Service experiences lead to dream career for December graduate

For December graduate Analisa Sorrells, experiences in public service at Carolina led her to her dream career path – one of giving...

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Deploying Reach NC Voices statewide, shaping our future

2017 was a difficult year for so many of the people we crossed paths with in communities across our state....

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On WUNC’s The State of Things: Reporter Liz Bell shares film series, ‘Equity Meets Education’

EducationNC reporter Liz Bell on Tuesday joined some of the leaders featured in EdNC short film series ‘Equity Meets Education’...

Equity Meets Education: Jason Terrell

This film is the second in a four-part series exploring racial equity in North Carolina schools through the lives and...

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An equity Q&A with Nina Rees, President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: Though we often consider equity in education as the opportunity to...

It’s time: Launching a statewide study of equity in schools across North Carolina

Race and ethnicity are relevant in education. Both continue to show up in meaningful ways throughout our system. From disparities...

Equity Meets Education: Donnell Cannon

This film is the first in a four-part series exploring racial equity in North Carolina schools through the lives and...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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An equity Q&A with Mimi Corcoran

Q: How do you define equity in public education? A: All students enter our public schools with diverse life experiences and...

Monday, January 15, 2018

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EdNC turns 3: The art of lifting up the public in public policy

Megan White Hollander, a teacher-leader-reader, texted me on Friday, “Happy three year launch-a-versary to you and EducationNC!”  Thank you. As...

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Introducing an equity Q&A with The Hunt Institute

ELL. IEP. EOG. PTA. ESEA. IDEA. NCLB. AYP. RttT. ESSA. Education is rife with acronyms — inside the schoolhouse and...

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Education Matters: NC’s school funding divide

At a time of intense focus by state leaders on how schools are funded in North Carolina, a new study...

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The talent pipeline is the key to bringing jobs to North Carolina

That we did not secure the new Toyota-Mazda facility and those 4,000 jobs was bad news. North Carolina put forth...

Nine NC regional teachers of the year named

Nine teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as the state’s regional Teachers of the Year for their dedication,...

Representative Graig Meyer named board chair of STEMx

The following is a press release from Rep. Graig Meyer RALEIGH, NC – January 11, 2018 – STEMx, a national network...

Friday, January 12, 2018

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A map that colors North Carolina pale

In a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics filled with data tables, it is the color-coded map...

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Chapel Hill High School senior explores role of journalism at Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

The sheer idea of placing 51 teenagers in a room together may sound unappealing or chaotic, but when the 51...

Teachers, do you speak your mind?

Headlines are full of teachers speaking up across the country. We want to hear from you on sharing opinions to your administration....

New grant initiative expands career & technical education opportunities

Sixth and seventh graders in more than a dozen North Carolina school districts will benefit from more focused career exploration...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: Say hello to the 2018 NC STEM e-Update

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Texas A&M gives $80,000 to Edgecombe organizations for teen pregnancy prevention

With tens of thousands of dollars in new funds, Michael’s Angels Girls Club of Edgecombe County will train trusted adults already...

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To fix NC school funding, change politicians, not models

As a school finance and policy consultant, few things make me happier than seeing the increased focus on how North...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Lawmakers tackle virtual charters and licensure woes

The Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee tackled a number of education topics at its meeting one day before the start...

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The invisible disability in your classroom: Traumatic Childhood Experiences

My mother tells me by the time I was two and could speak, she had to start beating me. My...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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School finance study confirms vast funding disparities across North Carolina

For more than 20 years, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has produced an annual school finance study that...

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Three UNC lab schools cleared by Board of Governors

Three UNC lab schools were given the green light to open for the 2018-19 school year by the UNC Board...

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Special session starts tomorrow: What to expect in education

 Less than two weeks into 2018, the General Assembly gathers again for a special session.  With the session starting tomorrow,...

NC retains top rank in numbers of National Board Certified teachers

The following is a press release from Public Schools of North Carolina North Carolina continues to lead the nation in numbers of...

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Education Matters – Legislative preview and the class size mandate

The General Assembly will re-convene next week for a special continuation of the 2017 regular session. Will the class size...

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The future of K-3 class size restrictions and what to expect from the General Assembly

Rep. Jeffrey Elmore, R-Wilkes, is an influential Republican when it comes to education, with leadership positions on the K-12 education,...

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Protestors call on General Assembly to fix class size requirements

A crowd of concerned parents, students, teachers, administrators, and others gathered in the freezing cold behind the General Assembly Saturday...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Governor urges action on class size requirements

CHARLOTTE: Governor Roy Cooper today urged legislative Republicans to provide funding for smaller class sizes to phase in the currently...

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First State Board meeting of new year addresses attrition, restart and innovation district

Teacher attrition dropped slightly from 2016 to 2017, according to a draft report from the Department of Public Instruction discussed...

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N.C. Senate ignores the class-size crisis

With the North Carolina General Assembly just days away from its January session, a growing number of public school parents...

Friday, January 5, 2018

The rise of the individual

Enabled by new technologies, individuals are forging pathways to work that bypass the long-term institutional connections once required for career...

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New teaching fellows a revival in education excellence

When I applied for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program in 2008, it offered more than just an opportunity to...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The rise of new business models

Dramatic industry model changes are forcing companies to reactively reposition their business models or face failure. Take the following example: ...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Driven by technological disruptions

If you don’t already think automation, artificial intelligence, and all of our hyper-connected smart devices have transformed the world of...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Demographic drivers

The nature of work is changing rapidly and dramatically. How we prepare for the who, when, where, and how work...

Monday, January 1, 2018

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Continuing the year of the stretch in 2018

The act of stretching is an intentional decision to extend oneself beyond perceived limits. This year, 2017, was definitely a stretch...