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Perspective | Social emotional learning continues during COVID-19

Week number two of the COVID-19 pandemic was quite possibly as head-spinning as week one from this school psychologist’s perspective. The...

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Perspective | Coronavirus and public schools: A way forward

Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper extended the closure of all public schools in North Carolina through May 15 via executive order. Among other...

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Perspective | Coping with COVID-19 reveals serious broadband gaps

Thanks to a stealthy, spiky virus, we’re about to get a nationwide lesson in the challenging state of our broadband...

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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: A superintendent’s response to COVID-19

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 | Haywood Community College increases student success through excellence in advising

When Haywood Community College (HCC) embarked on the reaccreditation process, one of the first steps was to establish a Quality...

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Perspective | Education Matters: Connecting kids to learning during COVID-19

North Carolina’s public schools have now been closed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and Gov. Cooper announced...

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Perspective | Everything you know about pandemics, you learned in 8th grade science

My entire career in education has specifically revolved around science education in North Carolina. The current COVID-19 pandemic, conversations with...

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Perspective | An invitation to participate in activities of a democracy

The slender official-looking envelope arrived in my mailbox last Friday, a small sign of normality in a time thrown out...

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Perspective | From flood to pandemic: Why NC is ready for what comes next

Twenty years ago, when I was in my third year teaching English at Tarboro High School, one of my knucklehead...

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Perspective | It’s time to recognize and value innovation in our schools

This is the fifth piece in a week-long series of perspectives on innovative practices in North Carolina public schools. Follow along...

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Perspective | Some of us drive buses

Some of us drive buses. Some of us serve food. Some of us teach. Some of us coach. Some of...

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Perspective | Embracing innovation in Caldwell County Schools

This is the fourth piece in a week-long series of perspectives on innovative practices in North Carolina public schools. Follow along...