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Celebrating our assistant principals

NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators have declared the week of...

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History of assessments in North Carolina

Remember Governor Pat McCrory’s 2015 State of the State Address?  He said, “We will eliminate unneeded testing by next year.” The...

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Local flexibility coalition presses ahead with battle

Anybody pushing for legislation that gives local calendar flexibility to individual school districts would be forgiven for feeling disheartened by...

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Appeals court decision in Union County case

The N.C. Court of Appeals has sent the Union County Schools budget dispute back to trial, holding that the trial...

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New teacher of the year crowned

Today, Keana Triplett was named the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year at The Umstead Hotel and...

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River of local flexibility legislation hits political dam

If you go on the EdNC legislative tracker right now, you will see at least 43 bills across the House and the...

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The school schedule dilemma

On a crisp spring morning a few weeks ago, teenagers traipsed through the parking lots at South Mecklenburg High School...

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Citizen Schools celebrates collaboration

Yesterday in Charlotte, Citizen Schools held its annual Celebrating Community Collaboration breakfast.  In seven states in 32 schools in 14 communities...

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One in 10 N.C. middle-schoolers have attempted suicide

This article was originally published in Wilmington StarNews on March 30, 2015.  The article is based on the 2013 N.C. Youth Risk...

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Legislative Update: A-F Grading Scale and the Common Core Commission

Two pieces of education news to note so far this week from the General Assembly. The House passed a bill today that...

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The children are the future in rural counties

Superintendent Don Phipps talks about his community Superintendent Don Phipps talks about Beaufort County’s Career Academy   “Come back home.”...

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CMS: Budget starts with a $27 million ask

An early look at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools budget process foreshadows another year of tough conversations about how North Carolina and...