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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...

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Perspective | North Carolina’s working parents deserve better

As a working mother with a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old, I know firsthand what working parents face each day when...

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Preschool and kindergarten teachers don’t talk very often. The state is trying to change that.

Over the last two years, state employees from both the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department...

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‘It just was the perfect bridge’ — Burlington teacher starts kindergarten boot camp for incoming students, parents

Four weeks before school let out last spring, Melissa Blum, a kindergarten teacher at Highland Elementary in Burlington, started meeting...

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As school starts back, what does it mean to be ready for kindergarten?

In North Carolina, 43% of 4-year-olds are in some form of licensed child care, whether it is public or private....

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Welcome to Early Bird

Last summer, I started visiting eastern North Carolina and spending time in kindergarten classes. Today, I am launching Early Bird,...

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Johnson sticks by Istation pick, explains controversial evaluation process

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson stood by his choice to switch to a new tool from a company called...

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Senate Democrats call for legislative review of DPI’s Istation pick

Updated: 5:18 p.m., July 30, 2019: Berger declined to establish the review committee, saying in a letter to Democrats: “It...

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Why are parents and educators calling for an investigation of Istation pick?

Parents, educators, and activists are calling for an outside investigation into the process that led Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark...

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DPI documents reveal confusion over narrative surrounding Istation decision

Department of Public Instruction (DPI) documents released Friday outline the process that led to Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s...

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Plan to switch literacy assessments underway, state will delay official metrics collection for six months

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson outlined an implementation plan Friday on a call with State Board of Education (SBE)...

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We asked K-3 teachers what they thought about switching literacy assessment tools. Over 400 told us.

All comments in this post were submitted by K-3 teachers in North Carolina via a survey on our Reach NC...