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Perspective | Our region’s low unemployment rate means incredible challenges and opportunities

Henderson and Buncombe counties have the lowest unemployment rates in North Carolina. For 52 consecutive months, this region has had...

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Perspective | North Carolina’s working parents deserve better

As a working mother with a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old, I know firsthand what working parents face each day when...

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Perspective | How salary, working conditions, and turnover affect STEM teacher quality

With schools now open for the 2019-2020 school year, this month’s piece from the STEM ScoreCard has a fitting focus:...

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Perspective | An ‘E(race)ing’ report to move North Carolina forward

Chart-by-chart, day-by-day over three weeks in August, EducationNC rolled out the findings and analysis of an impressive study of access...

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Perspective | Here’s what it looks like to facilitate math instruction in today’s classrooms

Recent discussions about mathematics instruction in North Carolina have highlighted the idea that instead of listening to lectures, students in...

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Perspective | Charter schools are the solution — not the problem — to our inequitable education system

Throughout our nation’s history, there have been few facets of American society more inequitable than education. For centuries, because of...

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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with James E. Ford, executive director of CREED (Center for Racial Equity in Education)

Tar Heel Teachers at Home is a weekly videocast focused on engaging North Carolinians in conversations about education. Each week,...

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Perspective | Education Matters – Innovative public schools

Topic: Innovative Public Schools While school choice and education privatization efforts grab headlines and generate a great deal of activity...

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Perspective | Finish Line Grant helps community college students

Vida Marie Otero was closing in on her college degree when life got very complicated. With the increasing demands of...

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Perspective | Community college ad campaign seeks to boost NC workforce

More North Carolinians need education beyond high school to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Recently, leaders in...

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Perspective | Want better health outcomes for kids? The American Academy of Pediatrics says combat racism with diverse books.

As anyone who has ever read Goodnight Moon to a toddler knows, shared reading is a magical activity. It helps...

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Perspective | Charter schools about choice, not segregation

I’m growing increasingly uncomfortable with the continued dialogue on the notion that “charter schools cause segregation,” an unintended consequence of...