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State Board and House look at legislative fixes to education issues created by COVID-19

Both the State Board of Education and a House working group of the General Assembly tackled a number of issues...

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Our education system was ‘built around students already engaged.’ A statewide connectivity initiative could change that.

That was the question being asked and answered in a virtual, cross-sector discussion today hosted by the Friday Institute for...

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Child care industry, already fragile, needs financial support for front-line work

Though Darlene Brannon, director of Durham child care center Kids Korner Academy, has been able to keep her eight employees...

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Perspective | In a remote learning world, mental health access for students requires advocacy

Telehealth and remote learning. These are hot topics in school districts across the nation that require a steep learning curve as...

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Leading a school during COVID-19 means lifting a community

School. For me, the word conjures mental images often associated with education: classrooms, book bags, a yellow school bus. We...

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Perspective | Inequities impact children where they live

Daykota lives in a camper with his family, maintains an A average in English, and has no access to the...

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Collaborative Conversations: Join us weekly for a remote conversation about education during COVID-19

Join our weekly “Collaborative Conversations” virtual event series: Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on April 9, 16, 23, 30. All events...

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Using community connections to feed rural students when schools are closed

Beginning on March 16, Gov. Roy Cooper closed all North Carolina public schools. This left 1.5 million students at home...

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Everyone will be learning differently for a while — but what about students with learning differences?

Sherry Thomas is working long hours as she moves from conference calls to strategy meetings to webinars to emails to...

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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: NC DPI district and regional support during COVID-19

Tar Heel Teachers at Home is a weekly videocast focused on engaging North Carolinians in conversations about education. Each week,...

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How is COVID-19 affecting ESL students?

Amid the remote learning experiment sweeping North Carolina and the nation, there are some students impacted more by the change...

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Perspective | Tips for students transitioning to online studies from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has offered courses online since 2000, and as other educational entities have transitioned to virtual classes in...