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Digital providers: Let great teachers drive technology use, get results

What should we take away from News Corp.’s recent announcement that it is writing off losses stemming from its digital...

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NCAE issues open letter on public education budget

NCAE sent the following open letter to state lawmakers today. Dear Honorable Members of the General Assembly: As students and...

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NC classrooms brace for teacher shortage

In some areas, unusual reports of elementary classrooms hardest hit Mirroring a national trend, some North Carolina classrooms are bracing...

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Protecting the rights of students with disabilities: An introduction to Disability Rights North Carolina

In the mid-1970s, Congress created a protection and advocacy (P&A) system for people with disabilities in response to the inhumane...

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BEST NC CEO talks education with John Locke Foundation

Brenda Berg, president and CEO of BEST NC, spoke at a recent John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society Luncheon and explained...

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Let’s not just get angry about the state budget, let’s get it right

As the legislative logjam starts to break and the state budget begins to emerge after a month in the murky...

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Why opting out suddenly is in

The new school year is fast approaching, but policymakers remain rattled by testing boycotts that swept the nation this spring....

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The war on North Carolina’s public schools

Editor’s Note: This article was first published here on the author’s blog. It was reprinted here in The Washington Post. It is...

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Post, tweet, repeat: IBM offers school leaders social media lessons

Now more than ever, there are so many ways to share information with students, parents, teachers, school and district leaders,...

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Budget stalemate stymying schools’ efforts to get ready for another year

This article was originally published at NCPolicywatch.com With a stopgap spending measure in place, some lawmakers believe efforts to get...

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Teaching the free market to North Carolina’s students

The John Locke Foundation hosted Peter Frank, interim dean of the Wingate University School of Business, on August 3. Frank discussed...

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N.C. students need the best of all budgets

Over the past year, Business for Educational Success and Transformation (BEST NC) – a bipartisan, nonprofit group of business leaders...