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Preventing LGBTQ youth suicide in North Carolina

Suicide prevention was a major issue during the 2017-18 legislative session. Despite being left out of the budget bill, funding...

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The action agenda to save kids’ lives in 2018

Yes — a diverse group of leaders really can come together to tackle serious problems, and North Carolina’s Child Fatality...

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The freedom to lead: Interview with Ricky Hurtado

Ricky Hurtado is the co-executive director of the NC Scholars Latinx Initiative (NC SLI) and a member of the NC...

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Council stumbles on strategy to smooth early childhood transitions

Health and education representatives struggled to find a common starting point Thursday as they dove into a large task: creating...

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Superintendent Johnson announces $200 for each K-3 reading teacher

As a principal in rural Perquimans County, Jason Griffin said teacher turnover not only affects school staffing, but also classroom...

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Political, nonprofit, and business leaders discuss early childhood development at IEI forum

For Heather Bain, the phrases “whole child” and “skills gap” are more than education policy jargon. As a coach for...

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Vellani addresses International Forum on Children’s Rights

The following are remarks delivered by Larry Vellani, executive director/chief executive officer of Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc., to participants of...

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School has just begun, and in NC, corporal punishment is still with us

Imagine you’re a student in high school. One morning, your alarm doesn’t go off. Your mother shakes you awake urgently....

 

The importance of socio-emotional development in pre-K

During my 10 years as an educator, I have taught middle school, elementary, and pre-K. I earned a bachelor’s degree...

 

The long and short of failing our kids: A case for focusing on early childhood education

The other day I had a “Mom Fail” attack. Turns out that knowing the “long a” sound and the “short...

 

Kindergarten teacher explains what high-quality pre-K looks like

As a veteran kindergarten teacher, I believe the time has come to invest in high-quality universal pre-K education. The short-...

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Senators introduce needed child welfare reform

The child welfare system is a last resort for children who are at risk of serious injury, trauma, or even...