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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...

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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

Update on Monday, Jan. 27: The Department of Public Instruction entered into a contract with Istation to test K-3 readers...

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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...