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Local school districts submit plans to the General Assembly for differentiated teacher pay pilot

This article was originally published at ncpolicywatch.com Seventy five of North Carolina’s 115 school districts have submitted teacher compensation proposals...

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Maintaining rigor and listening to teachers in the debate over academic standards

As the North Carolina Academic Standards Review Commission enters its sixth month of work, several recurring themes have emerged that...

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Common Core: States need high standards – by any name – for kids to succeed

How second graders are doing the math and why the rest of us can “get it” too This story was...

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What happened to the Common Core?

Originally published on September 3, 2014 in Harvard Ed. Magazine. Reprinted with permission of Harvard Ed. magazine and the Harvard Graduate...

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Common Core: We can do better in North Carolina

I believe North Carolina should have the highest education standards in the world, but we can do better than Common...

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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...