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From the outside in, Communities in Schools is working to keep students in class

September 24 was a big day for Communities in Schools North Carolina (CISNC). The organization hosted a fundraiser that brought...

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Pull up a seat: Mentoring in real life

“I want to start this off by saying, I made it without you. And please do not perceive this open...

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Making the Every Student Succeeds Act an opportunity for all students in NC

Last week, Congress along with President Obama approved the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, most recently known as...

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A network for protecting kids: State and local nonprofits together

“She always puts us before her,” Demetria’s 14-year-old daughter says with obvious pride as she looks over at her mom....

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The invention of bullying

Five years ago, I had the opportunity to work on violence prevention efforts with a group of educators, law enforcement,...

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You can’t be successful if you’re not at school

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with an insightful young man who just graduated from high school. When...

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Summer slide leaves low-income students behind

Summer vacations are underway and many students across North Carolina are enjoying the beach and taking family trips. At the...

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Now is the time: Wrap-around services for students

Parents, educators and community leaders, now is the time. Want to improve our schools? Want to help our children? In...

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With NC school grades out, let the dialogue begin

This op-ed was originally published on February 6, 2015 in the News & Observer. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction...