News

The path from pre-K to kindergarten crosses a great divide — where students can stumble

Jennifer George, a kindergarten teacher at Bailey Elementary in Nash County, has taught for more than two decades in various...

News

The importance of high expectations: Phil Javies of Sugar Creek Charter

One Friday morning at Sugar Creek Charter School in Charlotte, a line of seventh graders filed out of the building...

Featured

Has your county explored apprenticeships yet?

Welcome to Awake58! If you missed last week’s edition introducing our research and reporting on transfers, click here.  Happy Tuesday, y’all....

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March 10, 2020

News

Report shows slight decrease in dropouts and mixed results for pilot raising dropout age

The State Board of Education heard findings this week from an annual report on statewide dropout data and also received...

Perspective

Perspective | In our quest to improve early reading in North Carolina, let’s remember the ‘Five W’s’

Growing up, one of my favorite shows was Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. For those who missed it, Nick News...

Perspective

Perspective | Connecting student data systems to improve educational outcomes

In an era when our ability to collect data is better than ever, policymakers believe it’s critical that to improve...

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March 9, 2020

 

NC STEM Center e-update: Looking for a STEM Job? Try NC STEM Center

Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is...

Featured

Leandro | School turnaround is vital to educating all kids. How does it happen?

The Boston Thurmond neighborhood, located a couple of blocks north of downtown Winston-Salem, is a predominantly black community and one...

Perspective

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...

Editor’s Picks

March 6, 2020