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Perspective | Apply today for Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Community Progress Fund

Sometimes, a local organization, idea, issue, or project needs that extra boost at just the right time to continue to...

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Perspective | myFutureNC blog series: Innovative models for increasing college enrollment & completion

“I believe in you.” These are powerful words. They are the words that can transform doubt into hope and opportunity....

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Perspective | Change how we pay teachers

About this time last year, progressive activists and Democratic politicians were trumpeting the news that North Carolina was 49th in the...

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Perspective | A new school year, a hurricane, a lesson in giving

The school year began and students in Mrs. McDavid’s eighth grade English and language arts class at Jones Middle School...

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Perspective | AttendaNCe counts: Engaging students and parents

It’s still 90 degrees here in North Carolina and Halloween seems far off, but the 2019-20 school year is well...

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Perspective | Impeachment inquiry as a ‘teachable moment’

The U.S. House opened a new chapter in American history when it decided to pursue an inquiry into whether to...

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Perspective | myFutureNC blog series: Aiming for Equity

Led by the myFutureNC Commission, North Carolina has set an ambitious goal of increasing the number of adults aged 25-44 who...

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Perspective | Understanding and supporting early educators returning to school

There are multiple pathways that lead North Carolina professionals into the field of early education and care. As faculty members...

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Perspective | How the Praxis test and licensing affect STEM teacher quality

This month’s NC STEM ScoreCard continues to profile factors associated with STEM teacher quality, like STEM teacher success on the...

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Perspective | A whole-child, birth-through-8 approach to improving early literacy

Test scores are in for the 2018-19 school year, and third grade reading proficiency has not changed much from previous...

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Perspective | A budgetary impasse in stark red and blue

Is it all about Medicaid? Is there any way out? Is there no sense of urgency? These questions come to...

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Perspective | Attainment for All: Postsecondary Pathways — The early college high school model

The early college high school (ECHS) model is a postsecondary attainment strategy with a uniquely robust evidence base of research...