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School integration narrows divisions, closes achievement gaps

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education remains familiar to Americans 65 years later. In a...

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Respond wisely to offensive speech

A few weeks ago, a Palestinian hip-hop artist named Tamer Nafir performed what he himself labeled an “anti-Semitic” rap during a conference...

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China is serious about education

New buildings spanning the horizon, futuristic bridges, a massive new rail project, and even a brand new “city,” dubbed the...

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It’s time to harness the power of interactive talk to boost school readiness

Between the ages of 0-3, children’s brains develop more than 1 million neural connections every second, according to the Harvard...

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Education Matters – NC teachers marching again

Topic: NC Teachers Marching Again On May 16th last year, nearly 20,000 North Carolina teachers descended on Raleigh for a...

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Dues of democracy undergird schools and community well-being

A crucial cord of priority-setting in government connects the April 15 tax-filing deadline with the May 1 teachers rally in...

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Train and pay principals wisely

I believe that the leadership ability and management practices of school principals have a large effect on how well teachers...

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A different type of school accountability: The opportunity index

North Carolina’s school report cards are based on false assumptions. The current formula, and the proposed new formula, assume that...

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LENA program offers path to close the early childhood word gap

“The poorer parents are, the less they talk with their children,” was the subtitle of an article in the New...

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Education Matters – Expanding NC’s teacher pipeline

Topic:  Expanding NC’s Teacher Pipeline Our state’s public schools are facing critical teacher shortages and longer term teaching vacancies. At...

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Teacher Talk: More than my curriculum — Agents of kindness

The following video is from the CMS Foundation and features Justin Parmenter, a seventh-grade English teacher at Waddell Langauge Academy...

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North Carolina people and communities at risk of census undercount

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has joined what it acknowledges is a “highly unusual” effort by philanthropies to influence a...