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Data | 2020 Facts & Figures: Education in North Carolina

This handy guide is designed to give you quick and easy access to key data that will support you in...

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Perspective | Innovation Lab focuses on raising expectations for student success

Over 125 educators, policymakers, researchers, advocates, and business leaders attended BEST NC’s 2019 Education Innovation Lab on September 25th. The...

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Transforming principal preparation in North Carolina

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Advanced teaching roles in North Carolina

In 2016, North Carolina launched the Advanced Teaching Roles Initiative to: Enable outstanding teachers across North Carolina to extend their reach to...

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Growth and achievement in North Carolina

Growth and achievement: you have probably heard these terms in conversations about education. But what are they? How do they...

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North Carolina’s new approach to teacher recruitment

The new North Carolina Teaching Fellows program is due to officially launch this month – and it’s a big deal....

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North Carolina’s new principal pay schedule, explained by BEST NC

This year, North Carolina made the largest investment in state history in principal salaries through an updated salary schedule and...

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Sandy Grove Middle School: Heading North, B-Bound

“It looks good on paper.” In my experience, this sentence is usually closely followed by, “but it’s too good to...

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(Not) Taking Sides: Civil Discourse with Michelle Rhee and George Parker

Are you frustrated about how polarized our country has become?  I certainly hear it on the news and in the...

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Investing in education

Education transformation in North Carolina depends on our ability to attract and retain the best and brightest teachers and school...

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BEST NC CEO talks education with John Locke Foundation

Brenda Berg, president and CEO of BEST NC, spoke at a recent John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society Luncheon and explained...

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The real war on education in North Carolina

Former teacher James Hogan caught the attention of national media outlets last week with his inflammatory proclamation that North Carolina...