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Everyone will be learning differently for a while — but what about students with learning differences?

Sherry Thomas is working long hours as she moves from conference calls to strategy meetings to webinars to emails to...

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Talking reading and policy with President Pro Tem Senator Phil Berger

Editor’s Note: Alex Granados and Mebane Rash edited this interview for length, clarity, and keeping it to policy. I’d like...

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This reading skill may not sound exciting, but is it the ‘missing piece’?

This is an article about phonemic proficiency. Don’t click away to that post on Three Ways to Fix Reading Scores Instantly just...

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Report shows slight decrease in dropouts and mixed results for pilot raising dropout age

The State Board of Education heard findings this week from an annual report on statewide dropout data and also received...

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Leandro | School turnaround is vital to educating all kids. How does it happen?

The Boston Thurmond neighborhood, located a couple of blocks north of downtown Winston-Salem, is a predominantly black community and one...

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State Board questions suspension report as incomplete and inequitable

A State Board report to the General Assembly on crime and discipline in public schools shows fewer North Carolina students...

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Reading instruction needs to improve. Who will lead the charge, and how?

North Carolina is on a growing list of states that are studying Mississippi’s rising reading scores and discussing how to...

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State Board task force takes on school performance grades

Will North Carolina continue to weight achievement so heavily in calculating school performance grades? Will it consider new metrics in...

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This North Carolina teacher prep program is labeled a national model. Here’s why.

Hank Weddington gets a lot of calls from principals in the area surrounding Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he is dean of...

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‘Everybody fits in’ at this early college family

Peter Moore was anxiously considering a transition from homeschool to public school. He spent several days a month at Isothermal...

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Students lend voice to state education policy discussions

With a Tomberlin at the podium during a meeting of the State Board of Education, it is unusual for silence...

 

This school district’s three early colleges meet local needs and share community bond

Community colleges began in the basements of high schools, Amanda Rhea says as she’s navigating traffic en route to one...