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Camp Kilowatt brings the energy for its 10th year

Scattered wooden parts sat on tables in a classroom at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro as middle schoolers fashioned the...

NC CAP Director Sheronda Fleming selected to join national afterschool and expanded learning initiative

The following is a press release from the Public School Forum of North Carolina The Riley Institute at Furman University...

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A Greensboro assistant principal with a passion for teacher opportunity

The first 12-person high school class Glasher Robinson taught included a recent mother, a pregnant student, two recovering drug addicts,...

Wolfpack WORKS gets ready to bolster literacy efforts

WolfPACK Works is an initiative of Read to Achieve that will help K-2 teachers teach literacy skills to their students...

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Becoming a teacher-leader in STEM education

Claudia Walker taught at Murphey Traditional Academy — a public, magnet, Title I school in Guilford County for 14 years....

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Reaching a postsecondary attainment goal: A multistate overview

Postsecondary education has become an increasingly critical step to finding career success. Whereas young people with a high school diploma...

Mr. Belding and Mr. Rooney: The evolving role of the principal

Principals, depicted in popular culture, tend to fall into two categories.  There is Mr. Belding, the beloved, fatherly figure from...

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Transforming principal preparation in North Carolina

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Education Matters – Leadership Conversations

Topic: Leadership Conversations Cathy Moore was named Superintendent of Wake County Public Schools in May. It’s the largest school system...

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Helping students cross the finish line

Governor Roy Cooper recently announced the Finish Line Grants program to help community college students pay for unexpected expenses so they can...

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Reach Results: How well informed do you feel about the six state constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in November?

Earlier this month, we asked our Reach NC Voices members about six amendments to the state constitution that will be up for...

Math and STEM specialists join NCCAT faculty to support statewide professional development needs

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

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NC STEM Center e-Update: #BWFCASMTChat, Kenan Fellows and Energy Road Trips

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

Different looks at politics and education

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In Massachusetts, initiatives to empower principals and teachers

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts, the state where the first public high school opened in 1820 and the “common school’’ movement...

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CCCC BLET program graduates find success

She was only supposed to be a chaperone when Carol Lewis agreed to accompany her son on a field trip...

Governor Cooper kicks off 2nd Annual Governor’s School Supply Drive

The following is a press release from the office of Governor Roy Cooper Governor Roy Cooper today kicked off the...

North Carolina business, community leaders join advisory council on creating family forward workplaces

The following is a press release from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and Family Forward NC Prominent business and community leaders...

Five years later, North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program more popular than ever

The following is a press release from Parents for Education Freedom in North Carolina Parents for Educational Freedom in North...

The state fails to comply with court order to pay $730M for NC Public Schools

The following is a press release from the NC School Boards Association The NC School Boards Association along with many...

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Lessons on ‘Reinventing America’s Schools’

North Carolina charter school teachers, principals, and school operators gathered at the North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools annual...

CTE bill passes Congress and heads to the President

Question of the Week – July 26

Across North Carolina, grocery stores are closing and SNAP benefits could become harder to use at farmers markets. This got...

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College, ABSS partner on medical bridge camp for young minority males

For the second consecutive summer, Alamance Community College is hosting more than 40 Alamance County minority male 6th-8th graders for the...

Thinking about consolidating school districts

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Conservative group hosts wide-ranging education panel with teachers and candidates

A Republican, a libertarian and a Democrat walked into the Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Monday night, and while that might...

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A day in the life of a Read-to-Achiever

“Some kids are art smart, or music smart, or book smart, and we don’t get to explore enough of that...

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NCC celebrates 50 years of industry training

Nash Technical Institute was founded in 1967, and one year later the College began offering industrial programs including architectural drafting,...

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Superintendent Mark Johnson announces new organizational changes at DPI

State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced new organizational changes to the Department of Public Instruction in an e-mail today. You can...

Extra session of the N.C. General Assembly convenes today

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How a 2-year degree led to 30-year career

When Ivy Albertson of La Grange enrolled at Lenoir Community College in 1968, minimum wage was $1.60. Thankfully, her tuition...

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From hog farm to nuclear engineering lab, NC teachers take an energy road trip

Seventeen North Carolina science teachers stood on the flat top of a trash “cell,” a compacted trash mound sealed with...

Postsecondary Newsletter Survey

Hello! EdNC is launching a newsletter focused on postsecondary education in North Carolina with an emphasis around our community colleges...

State Board of Community Colleges approves new president at Edgecombe, interim leaders at 3 colleges

The following is a press release from North Carolina Community Colleges The State Board of Community Colleges on July 20...

20-somethings as college counselors

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Preventing LGBTQ youth suicide in North Carolina

Suicide prevention was a major issue during the 2017-18 legislative session. Despite being left out of the budget bill, funding...

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Roundup Results: Which of these proposed constitutional amendments is most important to you?

Voters will be deciding on six amendments to the state constitution this November, and we wanted to know how relevant...

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Faith in Focus: A look at the intersection of faith and education

Throughout our Faith in Focus series, one theme emerged from conversations with different congregations — community. From identifying food insecurity over...

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‘It’s like we’re real adults now’: Forsyth Technical Community College opens doors

Sam McCart and John Belk beamed with pride while standing next to a welding machine in Forsyth Technical Community College’s...

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Principal pay in North Carolina: A closer look

Principals are the superheroes of our public schools. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining a positive school culture focused...

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The connection between a summit and schools

An extraordinary run of news over two weeks in a skin-sticking-hot July has given Americans a lot to process about...

Aspirational yet attainable state vision

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Hans: Starting at community college ‘a very smart decision’

As tuition has risen at four-year institutions in recent years, starting at a community college has become an increasingly popular...

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Learning to run a better assembly line with legos

Manufacturers are always looking for ways to increase output and reduce defects. Lean Six Sigma is a manufacturing philosophy that...

Question of the Week – July 19

Last week, we heard that many users feel uninformed about the six constitutional amendments that will be on the North...

Taking teaching to the level it deserves

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myFutureNC listening session on the Qualla Boundary: Understanding how to raise the bar regionally

On Wednesday, July 12, 2018, myFutureNC — a statewide commission focused on educational attainment — continued its listening sessions across North...

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Episode 3: The road to Morganton

This is the third episode of the series that will tell the story of the development of a new campus...

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The art of welding at Pitt Community College

Every day that you rely on our world’s infrastructure, you rely on welders. Most welding is behind the scenes. But...

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State Board of Education loses power over DPI leadership

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson sent a letter July 2 to top leaders at the State Department of...

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Eastern NC high school students blend leadership and STEM learning

High school students pored over tables topped with beakers, lab flasks, and test tubes at the North Carolina School of...

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Episode 2: The road to Morganton

This is the second episode of the series that will tell the story of the development of a new campus...

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A unique charter and district school collaboration to engage parents

It should come as no surprise that parents have ideas about how they want their kids to be educated in...

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Pilot episode: The road to Morganton

This is the pilot episode of the series that will tell the story of the development of a new campus...

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Education Matters – Hits & misses: A legislative recap

Topic: Hits & Misses – A Legislative Recap The General Assembly just wrapped up its short session for 2018 with...

Doubling down on student data

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Five takeaways from ‘Energizing Rural North Carolina’

The first day of a conference exploring strategies to foster rural economies and communities across the state attracted local economic...

Gov. Cooper appoints Representative Graig Meyer to Southern Regional Education Board

The following is a press release from Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Orange. Governor Cooper announced his nominations and appointments to 17...

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NC STEM Center e-Update: Fifteen 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...

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Governor Cooper announces grant program to help community college students

Governor Roy Cooper announced from the campus of Wake Technical Community College yesterday a grant program to help community college...

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Two constitutional propositions raise the stakes for education

The General Assembly deepened the gravity of the off-year election by adding a cluster of six proposed constitutional amendments to...

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College and Career Readiness grad hired after speaking about opportunities

Last month, Yolanda Gonzalez graduated from Sampson Community College’s College and Career Readiness program and was a speaker at the...

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Davie County Schools Read to Achieve Camp – Literacy training that is changing lives

How much can 16 days change a child’s life? One hundred twenty-one Davie County students are finding out as they...

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North Carolina excels in school value

If I told you that North Carolina had one of America’s top-ranked systems of public education, there are at least...

EdNC heads west to the Qualla Boundary for a myFutureNC listening session

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Innovative School District ready to launch in Robeson County

Update 8:18 p.m., July 12, 2018: The Innovative School District announced today the selection of Bruce E. Major to be the...

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The future of work and higher education: Insights from the National Forum on Education Policy

The recent Education Commission for the States’ National Forum on Education Policy in Washington, D.C. brought  together policymakers, educators, academics, researchers,...

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myFutureNC blog series: Babies, brain science, and the implications for attainment

North Carolina leaders are hearing one message loud and clear: When it comes to education—whether it’s higher education attainment or third-grade...

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You don’t know what you don’t know

I am so proud of my N.C. State degree. I think I got a great education, and I know I...

Question of the Week – July 12

At the bottom of the ballot in 2018, North Carolinians will get to weigh in on six constitutional amendments that...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Steep cuts to North Carolina’s education agency hurt low-performing schools the most

Lisa* has dedicated her professional life to helping low-performing schools transform into buildings where students can succeed. As she drove...

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Zackary Holton learns to preach at the beach

“Unless something crazy happens, I might not ever use the degree.” This sentence is like nails on a chalkboard to...

Governor Cooper proclaims July 12 Summer Learning Day

The following is a press release from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. Governor Cooper has proclaimed July 12 as Summer...

Cape Fear Community College receives $200,000 grant from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas for new Power Line Technician Program

The following is a press release from Duke Energy. Cape Fear Community College today announced a $200,000 investment from Duke...

NC Community Foundation announces $500,000 grants program in eastern NC from Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment

The following press release is from the North Carolina Community Foundation. NCCF announces the opening of a grants program that...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Sustained for a lifetime: Zackary Holton

When Zackary Holton speaks, he speaks from the pulpit. His hands gesture firmly. He speaks from a place of passion...

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The Educators’ Playground: Where teachers and tech come together

For the past four years, Rowan-Salisbury Schools has undergone a digital conversion with a focus on bridging learning and technology....

Eddie Price to lead N.C. Principal Fellows Program

The following is a press release from the NC State College of Education The NC State College of Education has...

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Each graduate success comes with a unique journey

With over 645 certificates, diplomas, and degrees awarded at Haywood Community College’s graduation ceremonies, each one comes with a unique...

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Roundup Results: Have you heard of ACEs before?

“Highly stressful experiences, like witnessing violence and the separation of children from loving parents, can disrupt children’s brain architecture and...

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Kannapolis work toward sustainable future

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) has campuses in Salisbury, Kannapolis, and Concord. The college serves 20,000 students annually across 33 degree programs...

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: A stronger nation

In 2009, the Lumina Foundation announced a national postsecondary attainment goal of 60 percent by 2025. Since then, they have worked...

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Mother and son graduate CCC&TI sonography program together

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s graduation ceremony was held on Friday, May 11 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center....

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: Reaching a postsecondary attainment goal

In 2009, President Obama and the Lumina Foundation both announced national postsecondary attainment goals to draw attention to the need...

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Stories of excellence: Jonathan Fox

Graduation is a special time at Mitchell. For Jonathan Fox, graduation is a testament to what can be achieved. While...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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From Bavaria to Blue Ridge: BRCC adult education instructor with international experience

In the back of the Blue Ridge Community College Library, on the Transylvania Campus, exists a little known launching pad,...

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: A focus on non-completers

In North Carolina today, there are 905,000 people who have completed some college but have not received a degree or...

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Students dive into STEM at Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies

“When I heard that this innovative STEM school was going to be in Elizabeth City, I was definitely drawn to...

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myFutureNC blog series: A Commissioner Q & A with Ricky Hurtado

On June 15, members of the myFutureNC Commission gathered in Cary for the third of five full-group meetings. The first two meetings...

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Teachers learn a new way to teach math at a Singapore math summit

Teachers pulled together colored bars with fraction labels to solve problems as part of a training session at a Singapore...

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STEAM camp urges out-of-box thinking

Rising ninth-grade students worked diligently last week to investigate the DNA of a strawberry — an activity most high school...

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: Community college to university transfer

To meet North Carolina’s projected workforce needs, more students will need bachelor’s and associate’s degrees than currently exist in North...

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Strife between State Board of Education and Superintendent Mark Johnson continues

Bill Cobey, chair of the State Board of Education, reacted today to a relatively unnoticed provision in House Bill 374. In...

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Surprises from beginning to end: A legislative recap

Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, said prior to the recent General Assembly short session, he had been told things would be...

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Workforce and education Q&A with NCCCS President Peter Hans

What does NCCCS see as its biggest challenges in the next few years? We must ensure that our students have...

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The STEM Early College: A conversation with principal Jamisa Williams

For many students, completing middle school and approaching high school means thinking about football games, lockers, and prom. But for...

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: The transition from high school to college in North Carolina

This summer, thousands of teenagers across North Carolina are excitedly — and nervously — preparing for the big move to...

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Roundup Results: The U.S. didn’t qualify for the World Cup this year, so how are you deciding who to cheer for?

Once every four years, eyes are glued to screens to watch the world play soccer (or as everyone else calls...

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Education Matters – Newsmakers & newsbreakers

Topic: Newsmakers & Newsbreakers Education has been a mainstay in the headlines in recent years here in North Carolina. This...