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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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Community college, K-12 school district create unique partnership to feed students during COVID-19

As COVID-19 prompted community colleges across the state to shift away from face-to-face instruction, the staff at Forsyth Technical Community...

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Ask & Answer | Providing school meals safely during COVID-19

We’ve heard a lot of questions about how to safely provide school meals to students during COVID-19. Updated on March...

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Inside one district’s efforts to feed all students during COVID-19

Two weeks ago, district-level discussions about the impact of COVID-19 on Wilson County Public Schools included things like cancelling after...

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Leandro | School accountability through the eyes of one rural elementary school

Share your voice with us The educators at G.W. Carver Elementary School in Edgecombe County have a lot to be...

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Busting school breakfast myths at No Kid Hungry NC’s annual conference

At No Kid Hungry North Carolina’s ninth annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Bristow-Smith discussed...

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A vision for attainment: 2 million by 2030

Until Feb. 2019, North Carolina was one of just a handful of states without a statewide postsecondary attainment goal. That...

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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....