Ferrel Guillory is the Director of the Program in Public Life and Professor of the Practice at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, and the Vice Chairman of EducationNC.

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Teachers who ‘found our roots in our profession’

Let me introduce you to two extraordinary public school teachers, who traveled unconventional routes to the classroom, and now have...

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School integration narrows divisions, closes achievement gaps

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education remains familiar to Americans 65 years later. In a...

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Dues of democracy undergird schools and community well-being

A crucial cord of priority-setting in government connects the April 15 tax-filing deadline with the May 1 teachers rally in...

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North Carolina people and communities at risk of census undercount

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has joined what it acknowledges is a “highly unusual” effort by philanthropies to influence a...

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Bond issues have power to modernize public schools

When I first moved into my office in the far back corner on the third floor of Carroll Hall on...

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Schools at the center of response to multi-ethnic society

American teenagers who enter high school this fall will graduate in 2023 — the first year, the National Center for...

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Even a ‘DOA’ education budget tells an indicative tale

Even as he stirs up the political atmosphere with his Twitter turbulence, President Trump has found a way to forge...

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UNC Presidents Graham, Chase left enduring imprints on North Carolina education

In the North Carolina of a century ago, illiteracy and ill-health ran rampant in a state of 2.5 million people....

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In national report on inequitable school funding, North Carolina an exception

EdBuild, a nonprofit that studies public school funding, has released a new report with a made-for-headlines finding: Across the United...

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Little-remembered veto holds a teacher quality lesson

In the fall of 2005, a gubernatorial veto of a teacher-licensing bill stirred up a legislative and educational tempest. Then...

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Education events demonstrate classic North Carolina

Three events on three consecutive days offered a classic display of traditional North Carolina ways and means in public affairs....

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Traditional school day and calendar out of sync with the times

Several local school districts have asked the General Assembly to free them from the rigid start-date and end-date of the...