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...


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...


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...


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...


‘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...


‘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...