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Community colleges get enrollment growth funding, early colleges get growth restriction

A bill that would fund enrollment growth for the state’s community colleges passed the General Assembly on Monday and is...

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Thinking outside the box – and school – for virtual graduation: Edgecombe Early College High

When Matt Bristow-Smith, principal of Edgecombe Early College High School in Tarboro and 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year,...

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Perspective | Buncombe County Early College students designing a park

Buncombe County Early College (BCEC) first-year students are working with a local nonprofit on a real-world park design project to...

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‘Everybody fits in’ at this early college family

Peter Moore was anxiously considering a transition from homeschool to public school. He spent several days a month at Isothermal...

 

This school district’s three early colleges meet local needs and share community bond

Community colleges began in the basements of high schools, Amanda Rhea says as she’s navigating traffic en route to one...

 

How a Pitt County early college cultivates success despite disadvantage

In most schools across the state, poverty is highly correlated with academic performance. But Pitt County Early College High School,...

 

The little early college that could: How MaST has survived its tumultuous first year

For all the positive research and outcomes that early colleges throughout the state have seen in the last decade, challenges...

 

How Charlotte is growing its own engineers and teachers

If he really wanted, William Leach’s son probably could have gotten into one of Charlotte’s early college high schools. Leaders...

 

Here’s how the Principal of the Year leads his early college in Edgecombe County

Matt Bristow-Smith, the principal at Edgecombe Early College High School and North Carolina Principal of the Year for 2019, knows...

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Students didn’t just build their futures at this early college. They helped build the school.

In a school designed to teach students to take ownership over their future, the first graduating class at Montgomery County...

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Perspective | Attainment for All: Postsecondary Pathways — The early college high school model

The early college high school (ECHS) model is a postsecondary attainment strategy with a uniquely robust evidence base of research...

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Why? Why? Why? Why are cuts to early colleges on the table?

Earlier today, EdNC’s Alex Granados and Liz Bell reported that proposed cuts by the Senate to North Carolina’s early colleges...