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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...

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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...

Perspective

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...

Perspective

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...

Perspective

Perspective | Kindergarten readiness showing tremendous gains in Davie County

Kindergarten readiness in Davie County has already shown tremendous gains in just the first two years of DavieLEADS, according to...

Perspective

Perspective | What does the Leandro report propose for early childhood?

A report released Tuesday makes strong recommendations about how North Carolina can meet its obligation to provide a sound, basic...

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Ruling questions Istation selection process, but you may still find the tool in NC classrooms for now

A Department of Information Technology (DIT) order Monday said the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) apparently took actions that favored...

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Why the grueling educational path was worth it for one early childhood teacher

When Shari Johnson decided she wanted to go back to school and pursue early childhood education, she was working at...