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Perspective | New child death report shows NC youth suicide at all-time high

Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force met to review the latest report on child deaths in North Carolina....

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Researcher calls mCLASS a ‘surprisingly valid instrument’ for assessing young readers

A researcher using state data from the mCLASS reading assessment tool says it is a “surprisingly valid instrument,” particularly in...

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How do you prepare early educators to navigate students’ trauma — and their own?

Trauma can have lasting effects on the minds and lives of young children and those that care for them. That’s...

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Four things you should know from this week’s early childhood council meeting

For the first time since March, a council working to bridge the worlds of early childhood and early elementary education...

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Legal fight over K-3 reading tool just beginning

The controversy surrounding the state’s choice on how to assess K-3 readers is far from over. Department of Information Technology...

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Perspective | Understanding and supporting early educators returning to school

There are multiple pathways that lead North Carolina professionals into the field of early education and care. As faculty members...

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Perspective | A whole-child, birth-through-8 approach to improving early literacy

Test scores are in for the 2018-19 school year, and third grade reading proficiency has not changed much from previous...

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When newborn’s dad gets time off, mom gets surprising benefits, a study finds

Flexible paid leave for fathers has “positive spillover effects” on the physical and mental health of mothers in the months...

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Is early childhood education a viable career option for community college students?

As the importance of early childhood education has become a rare bipartisan agreement in recent years, many early educators still...

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Perspective | Developing the education workforce can have big impact

Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain development occurs before he or she is 5 years old? During...

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Most of what’s left for the Leandro commission is around early childhood recommendations

The Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education, which has worked over the past year and a half to...

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A guide to finding the best child care for you using DHHS look-up tool

Finding the right child care that meets your child and family needs is important. But finding information on child care...