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Rupen R. Fofaria is a storyteller for EdNC.org. He grew up in Garner, N.C. and attended Washington Elementary, Ligon Middle and Enloe High Schools before receiving his bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Maryland and J.D. with Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Rupen is a former staff writer at The Orlando Sentinel, The Raleigh News & Observer and ESPN.com. His passion is storytelling and shining light on untold and under-reported issues. 

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Here’s how a bill could help students in Ocracoke and community colleges recover from storms

Updated at 9:15 p.m. House Bill 1023 passed the House by a vote of 109-0 on Wednesday evening. It now...

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He didn’t learn to read until 12. Then he graduated from an Ivy. Here’s his advice.

Jonathan Mooney hated school as a kid. He spent most of the day hanging out with the janitor in the...

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‘Separate is still unequal.’ Advocates discuss whether charters and vouchers are segregating NC schools

With the former head of a Holly Springs charter school questioning its rapid growth, charter schools are in the news...

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How will educator prep programs be graded and sanctioned?

The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) met Thursday for its monthly meeting and discussed a wide range of...

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Are teachers ‘talent scouts’ or ‘deficiency detectives’ for minority and low-income students?

As an academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) teacher in Guilford County Schools, Tia Thompson comes across a lot of special...

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When nature shuts down the schools, learning is still everyone’s job

Nicholas Harvey was named assistant superintendent of Lenoir County Public Schools five months before Hurricane Matthew barreled past the North...

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When disaster strikes, school officials learn lessons the hard way

Educator preparation programs don’t teach courses on disaster shelter management. So in eastern counties where hurricanes bring flooding, school officials...

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For some students, a storm’s harm isn’t visible. Here’s how students at one school help each other recover.

When Hurricane Florence hit last year, less than a month had passed since students around Duplin County went back-to-school shopping,...

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A year after Florence, schools and students work hard at being a ‘hub of humanity’

A year has passed since Hurricane Florence wrecked communities, flooded homes and businesses, and interrupted thousands of lives in North...

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Long road of hurricane recovery ahead for Ocracoke School in Hyde County

Leslie Cole, principal of Ocracoke School, saw Hurricane Dorian make impact and ravage Ocracoke Island. She watched as the storm...

 

A glimpse into post-storm activity for administrators out east

When Tabari Wallace began his drive to survey the condition of his high school on Friday afternoon, the West Craven...

 

How the state budget impasse hurts community colleges hit by Florence

Editor’s Note: In late September, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill that gives $6.4 million in funding to offset FTE...