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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 Board of Education meeting this month was packed full of news, between the release of the annual School...

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Reach NC Voices: Where we’ve been and where we’re going

The Reach NC Voices team believes in the power of listening. We believe that your voice, and the voices of...

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How hungry is North Carolina?

Despite an economy rooted in agriculture, North Carolina is one of the hungriest states in the country. In 2016, there were over 1.5...

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Governor’s commission discusses role of early childhood in sound basic education

On Wednesday, the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education considered the role that early childhood systems and experiences play...

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Chef Fowler of Mandolin reimagines school lunch

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