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Is the debate over education’s Common Core the wrong debate?

In North Carolina and around the country, a heated debate is taking place over whether states should use what are...

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School principal: “With dignity, we own our D”

Christy Slate, the principal of Silver Valley Elementary, sent this letter to policymakers and EdNC about her school’s letter grade....

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The flawed formula for North Carolina’s A-F grades

This article was originally published in NC Policy Watch. State assigns low grade to high poverty school that achieves remarkable...

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School grades teach lessons

Those who care about education reform learned a lot on February 5 when North Carolina released its first letter grades...

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Early learnings from parents who applied for Opportunity Scholarships

Editor’s Note: This week, January 25-31, is National School Choice Week. It is a good opportunity to think about school choice...

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Views from private schools

Editor’s Note: This week, January 25-31, is National School Choice Week. It is a good opportunity to think about school choice...

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North Carolina public education and the muddled history of “parental choice”

This week, January 25-31, is National School Choice Week. It is a good opportunity to think about school choice as...

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Movie: “The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice”

This week, January 25-31, is national school choice week. It is a good opportunity to think about school choice as...

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Movie review: American Teacher

The tagline of the 2011 feature-length documentary, “American Teacher” reads, “One of the toughest jobs in the world is getting tougher.”...

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School woes aren’t werewolves

Because of the tremendous benefits conferred by better education, it would be great if policymakers knew precisely what silver bullets...