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Perspective | North Carolina’s new Preschool Development Grant: How will $40M be invested?

A new three-year, $40 million federal grant will support improvements to North Carolina’s early education system (birth through five). The...

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Going back to school as a parent is tough. The cost of child care makes it tougher.

Trakeia Lynch, a Nash Community College student and parent of two, says juggling her nursing program studies with child care...

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Reading instruction needs to improve. Who will lead the charge, and how?

North Carolina is on a growing list of states that are studying Mississippi’s rising reading scores and discussing how to...

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Perspective | AttendaNCe Counts: Personalized early outreach improves regular attendance

Midway Elementary School principal Robbin Cooper believes that attendance challenges are best solved by intentionally engaging parents as partners. She’s...

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With home visits, Charlotte effort boosts school readiness in a familiar setting

Natasha Curry didn’t know her 3-year-old son knew what a stop sign was. “He can barely see over his car...

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Behind one Leandro proposal: Making more children with special needs eligible for early services

Since 2014 budget cuts left the North Carolina Infant-Toddler program with 160 fewer employees, the reduced workforce is connecting more...

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K-3 teachers will use Istation for next two months under new contract

As a legal dispute continues on which tool the state’s public schools will use to assess their youngest readers, a...

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State leaders ask: How can North Carolina better teach kids to read?

Education leaders and reading experts are asking how to shift reading instruction and proficiency in North Carolina as student results...

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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...