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Insufficient investment in children, families persist in state budget

The House and Senate have now agreed to a final state budget, a document that offers a glimpse into our...

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Taxpayer Protection Act has Carolina pedigree

As North Carolina’s legislative session (presumably) winds down over the next couple of weeks, it seems increasingly unlikely that the...

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The education ensemble

One of DPI’s core areas of work is standards development. Our staff members work with many other partners across the...

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Six education themes for 2016

Here are six education policy themes—and associated infographics—that I hope the Presidential candidates embrace. 1. Education reform is working. Don’t...

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This ‘raise’ is a set up

Teachers and state employees have every right to be angry if the only pay increase they will see this year is...

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Back-to-School myths and facts

It is back-to-school time, which means that the mainstream media and public school advocacy groups are busy telling folks that...

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Keep your yardsticks off teachers’ careers, unless . . .

Numerous commentators, experts, and teachers themselves have offered critiques of teacher evaluation. Critiques aren’t limited to 1.0 evaluation systems. New...

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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...