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Champions for children

I want to share a story with you. In grade school, I had four best friends—Troy, Roy, Thomas, and Paul....

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North Carolina State Teacher Voice Network

Bryan and Emily Hassel, of Public Impact have written,“North Carolina will never make the educational strides it needs until the...

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A president enters N.C. school debate

The modern presidency seems as located on Air Force One as in that grand white mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue. Presidents...

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An open letter to my son, Miles: The Black community, police violence, and our schools

Dear Miles, A friend recently asked me how the Black community organizes around the issue of police violence. Most of...

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The importance of nurturing principal leadership

“I believe the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy allowed me to become the type of servant, holistic leader that is needed...

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Representing

Last fall at my last Kenan Fellows Professional Institute, all we discussed was educational policy and advocacy. I really took what we...

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Facing brutal facts: A window of opportunity to rethink education in North Carolina

Good politicians and savvy policymakers understand how to take advantage of a window of opportunity.  Step number one is to...

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What does being a Core Advocate mean to me?

On the weekend of March 14-15, 2015, I attended the “Becoming a Core Advocate” training in Raleigh, hosted by Student...

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Triangle High Five: A letter to the Academic Review Standards Commission

Dear Academic Standards Review Commission members, These districts serve more than 234,000 students. On behalf of Triangle High Five, a...

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Clark, Merrill, and 15 superintendents state their case: A message to Congress on ESEA

The following Commentary represents the views of 17 school superintendents whose districts make up the Large Countywide and Suburban District...

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Early childhood budget trends in North Carolina

It’s budget time for the state – a good opportunity to review North Carolina’s history of early childhood investments. Investing...

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Scholars work to dispel myths about public schools, CMS

Misperceptions and misunderstanding about public education in general and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in particular are common. Introducing the topic of...