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New literacy assessment vendor Istation defends its platform, calls Amplify’s protest ‘frivolous’

Istation, the literacy assessment vendor Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson chose for K-3 classrooms across the state in June,...

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Protest filed over state superintendent’s Istation pick

Amplify, the company the state has contracted with to measure literacy in early elementary grades, filed a formal protest against...

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Joint evaluation oversight committee moves forward bill on early learning focus for low-performing districts

As a result of a report released at the end of May studying predominantly disadvantaged districts that are succeeding academically,...

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A Pittsboro pre-K student walks through in-class version of Upstart

“Remember, this is to help you learn how to read,” said an enthusiastic voice from a tablet in the hands...

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NC program evaluation division recommends focus on early childhood learning in low-performing districts

The General Assembly asked its Program Evaluation Division to look at what makes predominantly disadvantaged districts succeed academically. The division...

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Early childhood leaders convene in Greensboro to address access and quality across state and nation

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the House’s budget proposal does not include funding for additional NC...

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Data cards show child well-being geographic disparities

NC Child’s 2019 data cards provide snapshots on the state of health, education, and community well-being for North Carolina and...

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Virtual early learning program director: ‘We are not here to replace anything’

Waterford Upstart, an online program that delivers academic software to children in 20 states, is in the process of expanding...

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North Carolina ranks middle of the road in preschool access, quality compared to other states

The quality of North Carolina’s state-funded preschool, NC Pre-K, ranked in the middle of the pack when compared with other...

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Strollers descend on Raleigh to push for policies supporting infants and toddlers

Carey Rudell, a mother of three in Cary, spends more than $2,000 a month on child care for her two...

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B-3 Interagency Council hones priorities: Transitions, data, NC Pre-K funding

A council tasked with rethinking the education system for children from birth to third grade is boiling down its priorities...

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Better policy choices can address North Carolina’s rising youth suicide rate

North Carolina’s latest child health report card — released on Feb. 20 by NC Child and the North Carolina Institute of...