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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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The state of child care in North Carolina

In 2018, amid a record low fertility rate of 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the New York...

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Bilingual education advocates address needs of English learners

Lady Johana Cuervo remembers being pulled out of class in elementary school to attend English as a Second Language (ESL)...

 

Data lookup: Child care in North Carolina

The following data lookup tool was created by Reach NC Voices using data from the Child Care Services Association early...

 

Using data to meet students where they are: Personalized learning at Grand Oak Elementary

This is the fifth and final piece in a week-long series on schools, districts, and organizations across the state using...

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In Rutherford County, a district-wide commitment to data to move the needle for students

This is the fourth piece in a week-long series on schools, districts, and organizations across the state using data in innovative...

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‘We have purpose now’ — The transformation to data-informed practice at South Rowan High

This is the third piece in a week-long series on schools, districts, and organizations across the state using data in...

 

UNCC’s Institute for Social Capital links data across education, housing, social services, and more

This is the second piece in a week-long series on schools, districts, and organizations across the state using data in...

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Creating a culture of care to fuel data-driven instruction at Shamrock Gardens Elementary

This is the first piece in a week-long series on schools, districts, and organizations across the state using data in...

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Report: Almost half of college students worry about running out of food

Almost half of college students worry that they will run out of food before they get money to buy more....

 

Educators gather to discuss making innovation a priority in schools

What does the term “innovation” mean in education? What are innovative programs and practices at the district, school, and classroom...

 

Policy in focus: School safety

Protecting the well-being of North Carolina students was a key theme throughout the People’s Session. Following the school shooting in...