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Perspective | Wrong time in history to cut back on history

With history-laden news breaking out all over, North Carolina authorities have picked an inauspicious moment to reduce American history courses...

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Perspective | Sources of strength: Rural church partners with middle school to address suicide and mental health

When Smith Grove United Methodist Church learned that each week there are on average five students with suicidal ideation at...

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Perspective | Curiosity over curriculum: Inside the unschooling movement

Alice Goldstein’s childhood was filled with theater, swim team, volunteering and “groovy, accepting people.” But, until the 10th grade, Goldstein...

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Perspective | myFutureNC Blog Series: On the path to postsecondary attainment, we must leverage community partnerships

The establishment of the myFutureNC postsecondary attainment goal was a highly collaborative effort that benefited from contributions from stakeholders across...

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Perspective | Improving teacher diversity in North Carolina

Research says students experience significant academic and emotional benefits from having teachers of color, yet in North Carolina the educator...

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Perspective | Still awaiting an all-out assault on high-poverty schools

In mid-July 2017, on the 20th anniversary of the state Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in the long-running Leandro case, I...

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Perspective | Transition plans should help students with disabilities become voters

In 2020, 18 states have laws in effect that require residents to present photo identification in order to vote. North...

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Perspective | myFutureNC Blog Series: Helping community college students cross the finish line

North Carolina’s community college students often juggle jobs, family responsibilities, and long commutes as they work hard to finish their...

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Perspective | UNC lab schools engage students in STEM

Welcome to our monthly feature on EducationNC called the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the NC Science, Mathematics,...

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Perspective | 2019: A recap of the year in NC education

From the controversy around reading assessment tools to the release of a court-ordered report on school funding, 2019 has been...

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Perspective | Charlotte dual-language preschool rewrites myths for opportunity

Charlotte is not heralded as a “land of opportunity” for many of its residents. That stark reality became most public...

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Perspective | The case against screen-based tools for young learners

Today, there is hardly a pediatrician, developmental specialist, or psychologist out there advocating for more screen time for kids. Most...