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146 students, 146 personal handwritten notes of encouragement to students who are about to take standardized tests

146 students, 146 personal handwritten notes of encouragement to my students who are about to take their seventh grade End-of-Grade...

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Reflections from Reaching All Learners Oak Fellows week in New Zealand

I recently participated in an immersive learning experience in New Zealand alongside teacher coaches from more than 16 countries. The...

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Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Matthew Bristow-Smith, 2019 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year

Tar Heel Teachers at Home is a weekly videocast focused on engaging North Carolinians in conversations about education. Each week,...

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What the research says about online early learning options for preschoolers

The NC House Education Committee recently moved forward a bill to pilot and potentially scale an online early learning program for...

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Education Matters – The e-cigarette epidemic and students

Topic:  The e-cigarette epidemic and students E-cigarettes, Vaping. Juuling. Whatever you know it by, their use is skyrocketing among students....

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Cognitive ToyBox: Achieving early literacy in Davie County

Davie County Schools is continuing to make strides in addressing key challenges to kindergarten readiness. Through DavieLEADS, a partnership with...

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Depleted revenue streams would leave many students high and dry

Republican legislators have moved ahead with yet another major tax cut, tilted toward businesses, heedless of the real prospect of...

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Wake County student shares importance of equity in education

My name is Blaine Purcell. On the surface, I am a biracial, gay man, who grew up with a single...

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Online student from Wilson accepted into 12 colleges, five of them Ivies

Chibby Uwakwe is in khaki shorts and a blue-striped polo, sipping a peach smoothie through a straw in the side...

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Invest in FLES: Why we should prioritize equitable, proficiency-based elementary world language programs in public schools

It’s February, and my students and I are beginning the third unit in our elementary world languages curriculum. We call...

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State ranks high in college funding

North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset...

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Schools pave a pathway to the American Dream

Five years ago, a team of scholars published an illuminating study with an astonishing map that caught the attention of...