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EWA conference: Political points of view on the Common Core

The Common Core standards are increasingly a topic of political debate at the local, state and national level. The Education...

 

EWA conference: The southern context of Common Core

When talking about Common Core, it’s important to consider a southern context for schools below the Mason-Dixon Line. The Education...

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Monday, January 12, 2015

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Davis: State’s K-12 needs go far beyond Mecklenburg

Eric Davis was at home, in the throes of the week-before-Christmas rush, when the phone rang. On the other end...

 

Governor Pat McCrory

Former basketball referee. Movie star. News junkie. Patrick Lloyd “Pat” McCrory was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1956 and raised...

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A journey into the education labyrinth

When my boss, Mebane Rash, sent me the 2014-15 salary schedules and told me to look at principal pay, my...

 

Mapping N.C. student proficiency

Testing is a big topic in education today. One way to make sense of the result of modern testing of students...

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Problems exist with principal salary structure in North Carolina

When Katie McMillan became principal of Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School in Raleigh in 2014, she didn’t realize she was...

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A public school in a jail? Who knew? And why that matters.

It is much easier to identify problems than it is to identify solutions. But retiring Sheriff Chipp Bailey in Mecklenburg...

 

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EdNC: News for the community of engaged citizens

On behalf of my friend and co-founder Gerry Hancock, welcome to EducationNC, a digital news service for the people of...