Robert Kinlaw

Filmmaker. Daydreamer. Water skier. Geek. Rural NC born and raised.

Robert is EdNC’s multimedia strategist. He is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker in the Triangle. Robert attended both public and private grade schools in North Carolina and graduated from the Media and Journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has produced video content for The News & Observer, ABC11-WTVD, UNC-Chapel Hill, The News Reporter and more. His short documentary Princess Warrior received an Excellence in Filmmaking award at the 2017 Carrboro Film Festival. Visit his website at robertkinlaw.com.

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With social distancing and protective gear in place, some community college students return to campus

Almost two months after community colleges moved the vast majority of their classes online, some community college students were allowed...

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State education leaders answer your COVID-19 questions in this virtual town hall

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated more questions than answers. EdNC collaborated with the News & Observer on Monday, April 27...

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Leading a school during COVID-19 means lifting a community

School. For me, the word conjures mental images often associated with education: classrooms, book bags, a yellow school bus. We...

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In this rural community, ‘there’s a lot of heart’

Editor’s Note: Robert’s documentary, Anchored in Tarboro, is the first in a series for EdNC on the strength we see...

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Scenes of hope: Walking the hallways with Principal Hopkins

When I arrived at Lakewood Elementary School, I gave principal James Hopkins a choice. We could film an interview first,...

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Video | What is Leandro?

North Carolina’s Leandro court case has been ongoing for more than 20 years. The case, which centers on the state’s...

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We asked North Carolina principals a question that surprised them

Great school leaders are magnetic — they tend to attract a lot of questions. A common one is this: What...

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When to give, when to take: NC principals get personal

This is part of The Principal’s Office, a short video series on what it means to be a school principal...

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Addressing students’ basic needs to boost postsecondary attainment

Toby Bollinger, a veteran and student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, saw his scholarships and financial aid disappear after making...

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This week only: You can apply to these 38 North Carolina colleges for free

College application fees are an expensive barrier for some prospective students. But this week, a slew of colleges in North...

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You need to fill out the FAFSA. Here’s how.

Note: This story was originally published on June 3, 2019. It has been updated to reflect the launch of the...

 

Video: Our first year covering North Carolina’s community colleges

More than a year ago, we made a promise to cover community colleges in North Carolina. A lot has happened...