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Seeking signs of hope for a fragile democracy

In 1930, during his surrealist period, Salvador Dali produced a painting titled, “The Average Bureaucrat.” Dali expressed his contempt for...

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The benefits of preschool last into adulthood — Let’s make high-quality pre-K available to all

High-quality pre-K programs are widely recognized for their positive effect on the social, emotional, and academic development of young children....

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SCIF scuffle highlights different priorities for taxes, spending

When defending their pay-as-you-go statewide school construction plan, Republican legislators sometimes appear perplexed. Why don’t their critics like a plan that...

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myFutureNC blog series: North Carolina’s leaky education pipeline

Located within the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, Carolina Demography uses population-level data and other available research to provide context...

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Is reading relevant?

You’ve seen what I’ve seen. Everywhere we go now, it appears, people have their noses directed at their phones, perhaps...

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Governor’s budget veto creates uncertainty for students, teachers, and schools

While the new school year is fast approaching for most students, the governor’s “Medicaid-or-nothing” demands on the budget is creating...

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Community college leaders reflect on Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Conference

The Belk Center’s first Presidents’ Academy and Statewide Leadership Conference (SLC) was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the...

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Education Matters – Wake students chronicle lynching history

Topic: Wake Students Chronicle Lynching History Last year, students from Wake County’s Middle Creek High School, along with students from...

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Mebane Foundation grant helping Bookmarks deliver thousands of new books to school libraries

They are piled on tables, stacked in boxes, and filling up the small back room, but the employees at Bookmarks...

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Schools as instruments to fight intolerance and indifference

In my first year of high school, as I recall, a kindly, soft-spoken teacher monitored outdoors recess. When adolescent horse-play...

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Lessons learned from rebranding a community college that was a ‘best kept secret’

By 2030, the myFutureNC Commission’s goal is for 2 million 25- to 44-year-olds in North Carolina to receive a high-quality...

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Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Interview with Keith Sutton, 2020 Candidate for North Carolina State Superintendent

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