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Perspective | North Carolinians weigh in on high-quality reading instruction

“We need scientifically based and direct instruction. We need to assess skills in pre-reading, phonics, and vocabulary, as well as...

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Perspective | Daunting decisions on schools in a battleground state

A consensus of politicians and pundits places North Carolina firmly among the key battleground states of the 2020 elections. These...

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Perspective | As remote learning continues, educators must prioritize social emotional learning

Remote learning has now solidified in pre-K through 12th grade systems and within the homes of students. Parents routinely ask,...

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Perspective | Online learning after the coronavirus crisis

School closures in response to the pandemic led educators to make heroic efforts to provide their students with online learning...

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Perspective | Workforce initiatives and COVID-19: Keeping the goals in sight

In the fall of 2019, several statewide initiatives were progressing rapidly toward goals intended to help North Carolina citizens attain...

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Perspective | NC charters are positioned to respond to hard times in education

In the recent weeks following Gov. Cooper’s stay-at-home order, North Carolina homes have transformed into offices, gyms, barbershops, restaurants, movie...

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Perspective | The kids will be fine

A New York Times editorial referred to K-12 students in the U.S. as a “lost generation of kids.” After interviewing education experts,...

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Perspective | Remote learning without internet access: Workarounds from rural communities

Recently, in response to COVID-19, much needed additional state and federal funding has been allocated to North Carolina’s public schools....

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Perspective | Lessons I have learned from students and parents about FAFSA completion

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, is the form that high school seniors and...

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Perspective | Crisis opens opportunity for bonds to build better schools

Whenever North Carolina K-12 students return to in-school learning, they will enter the same collection of classrooms, libraries, gyms, auditoriums,...

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Perspective | The power of our graduates to exponentially change the world

The following perspective is a copy of remarks given to the Edgecombe Early College High School Class of 2020 by...

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Perspective | COVID-19 and competency-based education: Where does North Carolina go from here?

This is the fifth piece in a five-part series of perspectives from RTI International on competency-based education amid COVID-19. Follow along...