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Perspective | Schools foster economic growth, support democracy — and fight poverty

For many decades, as North Carolina’s old farm and factory economy eroded, public education advocates have turned to economic necessity...

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Perspective | A student’s take on reforming NC’s public schools

How should North Carolina improve its public school system? That’s a question that, as a sophomore who has attended public...

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Perspective | The more teachers learn, the better they teach. Their pay should be higher, too.

No one is more important to improve student learning than an effective teacher. And effective teachers need an innovative system...

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Perspective | NC’s school performance grade model does harm to poor schools

In my travels around the state this year as our North Carolina Principal of the Year, I have not met...

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Perspective | A teacher’s perspective on the impact of induction

In 2018, Judge David Lee appointed WestEd to lead a comprehensive investigation into what it would take to guarantee the...

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Perspective | NC still has work to do to strengthen transfer pathways

North Carolina has a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) model that can streamline transfer from any of our community colleges to...

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Perspective | Friday Institute champions 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 | The community college transfer evolution in NC: What do we do next?

Since the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) was updated in 2014, North Carolina community college students’ transfer processes and opportunities have...

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Perspective | Lt. Gov. candidates weigh in on community colleges

In 2019, EdNC.org began holding student town halls at community colleges across North Carolina. In January, we expanded access to...

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Perspective | A state strong enough to meet ‘greater challenges than ever’

Evidence and analyses have piled up to bolster the case for a surge of initiatives to enhance North Carolina public...

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Perspective | NC ranks 14 of 45 in report on charter school laws

On Jan. 27, 2020, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual report Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking...

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Perspective | Addressing future workforce needs… as easy as SCND?

With all of the things we are finding to disagree about in 2020, it’s good to remember that there is...