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N.C. teacher tests: Wait! Don’t throw the baby out!

In a recent EdNC piece, my colleague Diana Lys from UNC Chapel Hill wrote that the best way to assess...

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So much promise

This song details the life story of an academically gifted teenager from Raleigh, North Carolina. The protagonist’s opportunities were ultimately...

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North Carolina has a huge urban/rural divide: Our public education system can build and be a strong bridge

Below is a map of how counties voted in the past presidential election. Lots of red in rural areas. Blue...

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Women of construction education

Above my desk hangs a framed print of The Country School, a painting by the famed American painter, Winslow Homer....

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Weight of history bears down on amendments

As five former governors assembled earlier this week to assail proposed constitutional amendments that would weaken the state’s chief executive,...

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We must focus on the early childhood workforce

When businesses consider expansion or relocation, they look for thriving communities with a strong social infrastructure that promotes a good...

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Student teaching placement sites and the performance of early-career teachers

Student teaching is a scaffolded opportunity for pre-service teachers to assume full control of a K-12 classroom and become better...

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Single-Stop services to help community college students in need

Our eleventh episode features a discussion between ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown and Sarah Crawford, national education director...

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Prioritize performance over testing in teacher assessments

As described in a recent news article, there’s a dark shadow on licensure testing for elementary teachers in North Carolina....

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Step Up program connects underrepresented students with STEM

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is committed to building a pipeline of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and...

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Education Matters – Should schools scrap letter grades?

Topic: Should schools scrap letter grades? Carroll Middle School in Raleigh is scrapping letter grades for a new approach that...

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From Kinston to Salisbury: A full-circle community college experience

My community college experience has gone full circle. From the east to the west, community college has been a pathway...