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Perspective | Gov. Cooper letter to educators on teacher pay

The following is an open letter from Gov. Roy Cooper. It was sent to North Carolina principals to pass on...

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Perspective | Lt. Gov. Forest letter to educators on teacher pay

The following is an open letter from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. It was published on December 6, 2019. Greetings North...

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Perspective | Social media and the First Amendment meet in the classroom

The year 2019 featured a series of stirring instances of teachers and high school students stepping out of their classrooms...

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Perspective | Suspending student suspensions: How teaching teams created calm classrooms

How can kids learn when they’re not in the classroom? That’s the issue I confronted when I arrived at Albemarle...

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Perspective | AttendaNCe Counts: The importance of celebrating attendance

For the students at Union Elementary, the promise of a dance party is seriously motivating. Part of Principal Dondi Hobbs’...

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Perspective | Kenan Fellows program leading the way on STEM professional development

Last month, we examined the new NC Teaching Fellows program. To dive into more of our past STEM ScoreCard topics,...

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Perspective | Education Matters – Addressing the teacher pay stalemate

 Addressing the Teacher Pay Stalemate Lawmakers recently adjourned their legislative session without reaching a compromise with Governor Cooper on teacher...

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Perspective | Teachers as a fulcrum in the politics of states

In North Carolina, candidate filing for state offices in the 2020 elections opens on the Monday after Thanksgiving. In reality,...

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Perspective | North Carolina’s working families need more child care legislation

During a time of increasing polarization in our country, it’s important to highlight the initiatives both sides of the aisle...

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Perspective | The killer app for digital learning at scale: Human connection

Digital learning has gotten a bad rap, in some cases reasonably so, especially for the lack of results with disadvantaged...

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Perspective | Mebane Foundation grant supports Wolfpack Literacy Partnership and Yadkin County Schools

“What would it take to get every single student in Yadkin County Schools reading on or above grade level? And...

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Perspective | Fair and equitable funding for all of North Carolina’s schools

Nearly a quarter century after a state Supreme Court ruling known as Leandro reaffirmed North Carolina’s constitutional duty to ensure all children...