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App Academy lab results come back positive – for joy and engagement

The youngest student at Appalachian State University last year was 5 years old. She’s not a prodigy — at least,...

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Walk the halls at Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary School and you’ll see them change colors with each turn, the names...

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The Senate Education Committee voted in favor of amending three portions of House Bill 664, “myFutureNC/Postsecondary Attainment Goal,” and sent...

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Public School Forum honors Goodmons for impact to community and education

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DPI aims to ‘prevent one student’s issues from becoming a school tragedy’

State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced on Thursday that an anonymous school reporting app will now be available to all middle...

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Rockingham County School Board returns equity training funding for second time

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