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Perspective | Fewer teenage boys playing under Friday night lights

The Maiden High School football Blue Devils made a two-photo appearance Sunday on the front page of The New York...

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Perspective | Education is political

On a recent Sunday morning, I woke up to see tremendous chatter on social media concerning the budget impasse in...

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Perspective | Innovation Lab focuses on raising expectations for student success

Over 125 educators, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and business leaders attended BEST NC’s 2019 Education Innovation Lab on September 25th. The...

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Perspective | New child death report shows NC youth suicide at all-time high

Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force met to review the latest report on child deaths in North Carolina....

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Perspective | Interview with Dr. June Atkinson, former North Carolina state Superintendent of Public Instruction

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

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Perspective | Power struggle leaves state’s education effort unresolved

The elections that took place a year ago this week practically predestined a contentious, out-of-the-ordinary session of the General Assembly...

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Perspective | Addressing the unique rural education strengths and challenges in North Carolina

Did you know that North Carolina is home to 568,000 rural students, the second largest rural student population in the...

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Perspective | We have a choice

There are many ways to look at school choice. Down here in the trenches, the picture looks personal and frustrating....

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Perspective | myFutureNC blog series: Appalachian GEAR UP partnership advances postsecondary attainment goal

The goal: 2 million North Carolinians aged 25 to 44 will receive a high-quality postsecondary credential or degree by 2030....

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Perspective | NC Teaching Fellows program is building a pipeline of STEM teachers

Last month, we examined STEM teacher success on Praxis qualifying examinations, which are proxy measures for teacher quality for beginning...

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Perspective | AttendaNCe Counts: Monitoring data to boost attendance

When it comes to making sure young children are in school every day, data matters. Kimberlee Stone, principal of C.C....

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Perspective | Education in a South ‘divided by design’

“Race remains the issue that no one wants to address, even though it permeates almost every aspect of society —...