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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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Should North Carolina break up its large school districts? Here’s what the research says.

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Winter Storm Diego has dropped just over 18 inches of snow in some parts of western North Carolina with impacts...

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Governor’s education commission discusses teacher preparation, recruitment

Leslie Winner opened Tuesday’s meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education by reviewing the Leandro definition...

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Students find their niche at Southwestern Community College

On the main campus of Southwestern Community College in Jackson County, students in some of the college’s 14 health science...

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Keeping tradition alive at Haywood Community College

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