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Perspective | Education Matters: Spotlight on the class of 2020 and reopening our schools this fall

As COVID-19 continues to present our state and nation with so many challenges with regard to children’s schooling, joining us...

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Perspective | Reducing barriers for community college students through compassionate virtual mentoring

As community college educators approach planning for the upcoming academic year, many questions remain. I’ve heard my colleagues, who serve...

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History | In observance of Juneteenth: ‘Their first political act’

As June 19, 1865, marks the end of enslavement, September 29, 1865, marks the beginning of North Carolina freedmen collectively...

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Perspective | WestEd’s Leandro report: The Missing Pages

How is it even possible to describe the current situation in North Carolina’s public schools and propose remedies for the...

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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Superintendent Michael Freeman

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 | Understanding and connecting to students to increase degree attainment: The power of community college stories

North Carolina faces a looming crisis. Too few North Carolinians have earned or are currently on the path to earn...

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Perspective | Now is the time to ensure a sound, basic education for all students

Protests continue. Throughout the country and in North Carolina, people are calling for change — systemic change to end racism and...

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Perspective | Together, we all succeed

We started Gift of Knowledge Academy, an independent, nonprofit, K-2 school, because we saw a great need to provide quality...

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Perspective | A better tomorrow: 3 multicultural strategies schools can implement immediately

Many students have witnessed the recent public killings of black people, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd due...

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Perspective | Marcando la diferencia en mi educación y superando barreras

The following perspective is available below in both Spanish and English. Mi nombre es Daisy Almonte y me gradué de...

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Perspective | Supporting the social and emotional well-being of school communities during COVID-19

At a time when COVID-19 still presents a significant public health threat, education leaders are working hard to develop plans...

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Perspective | Changing course

“So, you’re a first-generation college student, right?” Numerous scenes of my stepdad receiving certificates and awards danced around in my...