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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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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

Guests at Mandolin, a restaurant in the Hayes Barton neighborhood of Raleigh, may have recently noticed a new item on...

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House passes school psychologist license reciprocity bill

During the second day of the short session, the House passed HB 933 that streamlines recruitment of out-of-state school psychologists...

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Teachers march and rally for increased pay and funding on first day of session

Thousands of teachers from the mountains to the coast descended on Raleigh yesterday to call for higher pay and increased...

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While some teachers rally in Raleigh, others opted to stay at home

While thousands of teachers from more than 42 closed school districts rallied and marched in Raleigh, some educators and policymakers...

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign: Educators march through Raleigh

Educators from across the state are traveling to Raleigh today to protest for higher pay and increased school funding. Here...

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Feeding North Carolina’s students on May 16th

Teachers from at least 38 closed school districts are preparing to rally in Raleigh tomorrow for higher pay and better...

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House Committee approves school safety measures including anonymous tip line expansion

Lawmakers at Thursday’s House Select Committee on School Safety meeting approved statewide expansion of the SPK UP NC application – an...

 

A kindergarten class built on love

“Hello! Bonjour! Buenos dias!” As these greetings float through the air each morning, Carrie Blanchard’s students make their way to...

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Special Committee on School Shootings plans to address school safety

In light of recent school shootings, the Governor’s Crime Commission established a special committee to identify resources and develop recommendations...

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Subcommittee on student health offers six school safety recommendations

After hearing from various subject matter experts on student health personnel and services, the subcommittee on student health of the House...