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Analisa Sorrells is the Chief of Staff and Associate Director of Policy for EducationNC. Analisa grew up in Windermere, Florida where she attended the local public elementary, middle, and high school. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in reporting from the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Analisa previously worked with EducationNC as a Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation fellow.

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Governor’s commission adopts its own Leandro recommendations

On Thursday, the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education unanimously voted to adopt its report — which is...

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What 500+ education stakeholders said about WestEd’s Leandro report

On Dec. 10, 2019, WestEd, an independent consultant directed by Judge David Lee to recommend ways to meet the mandates...

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Your chance to weigh in on school grades: Map it!

In October, EdNC released our latest map on school grades across North Carolina, developed by Emily Antosyk of the Friday...

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Here’s what NC principals said about principal pay, teacher-principal relationships, and more

Recently, Education Week ran a survey about the principal-teacher relationship, and the Pew Research Center ran a survey about the trust Americans have in...

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Here’s what 800+ NC teachers think about education data

Student grades, test scores, attendance records, social-emotional data, behavioral records, and more — a wide array of education data allows...

 

Weigh in on WestEd’s Leandro report

Our courts have held that the N.C. State Constitution requires every child to have access to a sound, basic education....

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A new landscape for educators of color in North Carolina

On Dec. 10, educators, policymakers, advocates, and others will gather on the campus of NC State University for the DRIVE...

 

NC educators of color: Share your story

Are you an educator of color in North Carolina? If so, we want to hear from you. The DRIVE Summit...

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Student success shouldn’t be territorial — Valencia, UCF paving the way in transfer partnership

On Dec. 3, Dr. Sandy Shugart — president of Valencia College — will keynote the Belk Center’s annual Dallas Herring...

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Addressing students’ basic needs to boost postsecondary attainment

Toby Bollinger, a veteran and student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, saw his scholarships and financial aid disappear after making...

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What’s the state of student data? We found out on the ground in Edgecombe County

“Our students are more than test scores,” said Erin Swanson, director of innovation for Edgecombe County Public Schools, to a...

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Looking to boost student attainment? Invest in effective school counselors

The impact of teachers on educational attainment is well-researched, and policy discussions often focus on recruiting, preparing, and retaining effective...