Kelly Hinchcliffe

Kelly Hinchcliffe is an education reporter at WRAL in Raleigh, where she has worked for 10 years. She was previously an education reporter at The Herald-Sun in Durham and at The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md.

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Is this flexible program for struggling schools the future of NC public education?

In the history of North Carolina’s programs for struggling schools, Restart has a short track record. The program began in...

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After years of struggles, more than 100 NC schools hope new program will lead to success

Emily Alejo, 9, had a choice to make. Her school, Haw River Elementary in Alamance County, was offering students after-school...

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Restart program gives some low-performing schools flexibility to help struggling students

 For the past two years, some North Carolina schools have embarked on an experiment that could herald a new era...

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General Assembly, State Board of Education tackle principal pay

Both the House and the Senate voted in favor of a budget technical corrections report today that includes a principal...

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‘Fighting the status quo’: Inside the combative world of NC’s new public schools chief

In the nine months Mark Johnson has been in Raleigh, differing narratives have emerged about the state’s new superintendent of...

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‘How do we create 400 classrooms?’ NC schools say class size cap will cause scramble for space

RALEIGH — School systems across North Carolina say they will have to scramble to create hundreds of extra classrooms if...