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Guidance addresses misuse of homebound and modified day placements for students with disabilities

In September, the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) distributed this resource titled Guidance for Homebound and Modified Day Placements to...

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North Carolina educators gearing up to win big for schools on May 1

Last May 16 saw unprecedented action by thousands of North Carolina educators. Energized by the boldness of our colleagues in...

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Lessons from Liberia: Five questions to ask for scaling evidence-based practices

Questions about why early-grade literacy instruction is falling short in the United States have been making national news recently. A...

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Placing the ‘national average’ debate in context

Much of the recent discussion about public school teacher pay in North Carolina has focused on the “national average.” To...

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Education Matters – Talking testing with teacher legislators

Topic: Talking Testing with Teacher Legislators There appears to be a growing bipartisan consensus that we’re over-testing our state’s public...

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Bond issues have power to modernize public schools

When I first moved into my office in the far back corner on the third floor of Carroll Hall on...

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Episode 6: The road to Morganton

This is the sixth episode of the series that will tell the story of the development of a new campus...

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Learning to lead as a Multi-Classroom Leader

In 2015–16, I was a high school English teacher at an elite, private college-prep high school. In 2017-18, I became...

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Disappointed

Losing an election is humbling, but it’s also extremely disappointing. Believe me, I know. After serving three terms in the...

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Education Matters – One-on-one with Governor Roy Cooper

Topic: One-on-One with Governor Roy Cooper Two years ago, Roy Cooper was elected governor of North Carolina as a champion...

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Schools at the center of response to multi-ethnic society

American teenagers who enter high school this fall will graduate in 2023 — the first year, the National Center for...