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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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State Board of Education holds Spring planning and work meetings

The State Board of Education met for planning and work sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, amid the backdrop of a...

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Florence impact makes attending teacher rally tough call for some educators

In the wake of Hurricane Florence’s devastation to the southeastern counties of North Carolina, teachers — like their neighbors —...

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Legislators, public workers advocate for public employees’ right to collective bargaining

North Carolina is one of three states that prohibit public employees from collective bargaining. The 1959 law, N.C.G.S. 95-98, impacts...

 

From fear to understanding: The parent’s journey through their child’s learning differences

This is Part Five of our series on learning differences. In Part One, EdNC reporter Rupen Fofaria shared his learning...

 

Teachers eager to gain better understanding of learning differences

This is Part Four of our series on learning differences that explores the perspectives of teachers. In Part One, EdNC...

 

For students, success with learning differences means self-advocacy and finding comfort in community

This is Part Three of our series on learning differences. In Part One, EdNC reporter Rupen Fofaria shared his learning...

 

Learning Differences: More than a politically correct term for learning disabilities

This is Part Two of our series on learning differences. In Part One, EdNC reporter Rupen Fofaria shares his learning...

 

I learn differently, but I’m not different — just unique

I learn differently than you. Well, statistically, I suppose I learn differently than 80% of you. Today, I know that...

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‘One State. One Rate.’ group organizing around tuition equity for undocumented students

Michael Guerrero is fighting for his best friend, whom he can’t believe is not interested in college anymore. Guerrero’s best...

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Groups, citizens gather to ‘WakeUp’ around public education in Wake County

About 10 years ago, a group of Wake County citizens met to share concerns about the challenges of rapid growth....

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House leaders push forward a number of education bills

In the last few days, the House has filed or considered a host of bills impacting K-12 education, including measures...