Ann McColl

Ann McColl has led The Innovation Project since 2017. She is an attorney and has worked in the field of education law and policy since graduating from the UNC Law School in 1991. Her positions include legislative director for the State Board of Education, general counsel for the North Carolina Association of School Administrators and the North Carolina School Superintendents Association, general counsel for the North Carolina Association of Educators, and legal counsel and director of policy for the North Carolina School Boards Association. She also has served as associate professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Education, visiting faculty at the School of Government, and adjunct faculty for the UNC School of Education and UNC School of Law. Ann has shared versions of Constitutional Tales with audiences across North Carolina since 2007.

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History | In observance of Juneteenth: ‘Their first political act’

As June 19, 1865, marks the end of enslavement, September 29, 1865, marks the beginning of North Carolina freedmen collectively...

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Perspective | District approaches to coronavirus

The Innovation Project (TIP) brings together forward-thinking North Carolina school district superintendents to find and implement innovative and transformative practices in public education so...

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Everything you need to know about the Leandro litigation

North Carolina’s Leandro court case has been ongoing for more than 20 years. The case centers on the state’s constitutional...

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34 remixed

For my 35th — and last — Thursday Transcript, I decided to see what I wrote about the other 34 times....

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Moving past intentional inequities in education

Last week, I had the opportunity to share some of my Constitutional Tales with the Public School Forum’s Study Group...

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Best lines from Constitutional Tales

Last week a group assembled in the House Chambers of the State Capitol to re-enact the 1868 Constitutional Convention. While...

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Who are the winners?

In the wake of the General Assembly leaving town, it is hard for analysis of legislation not to fall into...

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Starting  the debate over on funding meals for children

The General Assembly has gone home. And one issue shelved was shifting more public school district funds to charter schools....

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Leandro with a twist

The courts have found the State to be in violation of its constitutional obligations to provide an equal opportunity to...

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Averting the driver education crisis

The driver education crisis appears to be averted by the deal reached by the House and Senate to provide $24 million...

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Educational opportunities for 100,000 children

Last month, the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education released statistics that estimate that over 100,000 students in North Carolina...

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Striking a new balance

As the budget continues to stall at the General Assembly, there is an opportunity for us to consider the Opportunity...