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Perspective | Still awaiting an all-out assault on high-poverty schools

In mid-July 2017, on the 20th anniversary of the state Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in the long-running Leandro case, I...

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Perspective | Transition plans should help students with disabilities become voters

In 2020, 18 states have laws in effect that require residents to present photo identification in order to vote. North...

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Perspective | myFutureNC Blog Series: Helping community college students cross the finish line

North Carolina’s community college students often juggle jobs, family responsibilities, and long commutes as they work hard to finish their...

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Perspective | UNC lab schools engage students in STEM

Welcome to our monthly feature on EducationNC called the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the NC Science, Mathematics,...

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Perspective | 2019: A recap of the year in NC education

From the controversy around reading assessment tools to the release of a court-ordered report on school funding, 2019 has been...

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Perspective | Charlotte dual-language preschool rewrites myths for opportunity

Charlotte is not heralded as a “land of opportunity” for many of its residents. That stark reality became most public...

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Perspective | The case against screen-based tools for young learners

Today, there is hardly a pediatrician, developmental specialist, or psychologist out there advocating for more screen time for kids. Most...

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Perspective | NC must prioritize a diverse early childhood educator workforce

On Dec. 10, Gov. Roy Cooper met with others across North Carolina at the DRIVE Summit, the state’s commitment to...

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Perspective | Kindergarten readiness showing tremendous gains in Davie County

Kindergarten readiness in Davie County has already shown tremendous gains in just the first two years of DavieLEADS, according to...

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Perspective | An uncommon week in the great education debate

What a week. And I’m not even talking about the U.S. House drafting articles of impeachment of the president of...

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Perspective | Interview with Dr. Mary Hemphill, NC director of K-12 computer science

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 | TPM Academy takes first steps on new NC workforce development program

With a skills gap that threatens North Carolina’s competitiveness and an ambitious educational attainment goal to reach on our horizon,...