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DPI defends Istation pick in final day of hearing

In the last day of a hearing on which assessment tool the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will use to...

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Amplify makes its case in hearing on what K-3 reading assessment tool students will use

In the ongoing hearing on which tool North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will use to measure K-3 student...

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Hearing begins on DPI’s choice of Istation to assess young readers

The long-awaited hearing on the Department of Public Instruction’s choice of an assessment tool vendor to test K-3 student reading...

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Gov. Cooper announces $56 million in federal early childhood grants

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that $56 million in federal grant funds over seven years will go to early educator...

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Superintendent’s Istation purchase questioned at State Board meeting

State Board of Education members questioned Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s decision to sign a $928,000 contract purchasing a...

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Johnson signs new contract with Istation while stays remain on old one

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson signed a more than $928,000 contract yesterday to purchase a reading assessment tool from...

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Istation dispute left unresolved by superior court decision, full hearing next week

North Carolina’s K-3 students are without a reading diagnostic tool after a judge decided Tuesday to leave the legal battle...

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North Carolina rethinks how to train teachers on reading instruction

A group of education leaders and experts met for the first time Friday to decide how to better prepare teachers...

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Perspective | Charlotte dual-language preschool rewrites myths for opportunity

Charlotte is not heralded as a “land of opportunity” for many of its residents. That stark reality became most public...

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New twist in the Istation saga: DPI asks superior court to overrule stay

Updated on Tuesday, December 17, at 1:04 P.M. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and lawyers for the Department of...

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Perspective | NC must prioritize a diverse early childhood educator workforce

On Dec. 10, Gov. Roy Cooper met with others across North Carolina at the DRIVE Summit, the state’s commitment to...

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Early childhood wrap: Leandro proposals and racial differences in infant deaths

Policymakers concerned about the critical beginning years of children’s lives have been busy over the past two weeks exploring crucial...