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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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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...

 

Policy in focus: Community colleges

North Carolina’s community colleges served 735,000 students during the 2014-15 academic year, or 1 in 9 North Carolina citizens age...

 

Policy in focus: Standardized testing

Standardized testing is a commonly-discussed education topic on both the national and state level. In higher education, the conversation around...

 

Policy in focus: School performance grades

School performance grades, also known as school report cards, began in 2013 when the General Assembly passed a law mandating...

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Governor’s Education Cabinet discusses longitudinal data systems

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Education Cabinet convened Wednesday to discuss the status and progress of North Carolina’s education longitudinal data system...

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Improving community college student success through a ‘Single Stop’

“I faced every barrier listed on there that was designed for me to not be successful here at community college....

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The results are in: Here’s what 1,000 North Carolinians said about education

In February, more than 1,000 North Carolinians participated in an online project called the People’s Session and shared their opinions...

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Artificial ‘brain’ intelligence to digitally transform NC Community College System

Jim Parker left his previous position with the NC Department of Information Technology to join the North Carolina Community College...

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Let’s talk about the future of local news

North Carolina has seen an ever-increasing number of news deserts across our state over the past few decades.  Many counties...

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The People’s Session 2019: Initial results

In February 2019, Reach NC Voices invited North Carolinians to participate in an online project called the People’s Session. The goal...

 

NC teachers: What are your thoughts on education data?

EducationNC is working on project about education data in North Carolina, and we need your insight as a teacher. The...

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To restore, or not to restore: The master’s pay debate in North Carolina

In 2013, North Carolina became the first state in the country to remove salary increases for educators with advanced degrees,...