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Bond issues have power to modernize public schools

When I first moved into my office in the far back corner on the third floor of Carroll Hall on...

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Schools at the center of response to multi-ethnic society

American teenagers who enter high school this fall will graduate in 2023 — the first year, the National Center for...

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Even a ‘DOA’ education budget tells an indicative tale

Even as he stirs up the political atmosphere with his Twitter turbulence, President Trump has found a way to forge...

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UNC Presidents Graham, Chase left enduring imprints on North Carolina education

In the North Carolina of a century ago, illiteracy and ill-health ran rampant in a state of 2.5 million people....

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In national report on inequitable school funding, North Carolina an exception

EdBuild, a nonprofit that studies public school funding, has released a new report with a made-for-headlines finding: Across the United...

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Little-remembered veto holds a teacher quality lesson

In the fall of 2005, a gubernatorial veto of a teacher-licensing bill stirred up a legislative and educational tempest. Then...

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Education events demonstrate classic North Carolina

Three events on three consecutive days offered a classic display of traditional North Carolina ways and means in public affairs....

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Traditional school day and calendar out of sync with the times

Several local school districts have asked the General Assembly to free them from the rigid start-date and end-date of the...

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Searching for common ground amid tension over charters

North Carolina is among 44 states with charter school laws, one of the most significant developments in K-12 schooling in...

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What a Fed caution means for North Carolina education

When the Federal Reserve speaks, however inscrutably, investors listen. School teachers, not so much. And yet, the Fed sent a...

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Valuing veteran teachers — and the need for teachers of color

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that male teachers in public secondary schools declined from 41 percent to 36...

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Evidence of education progress in contrast to federal gridlock

The shutdown of federal agencies has dragged on for nearly a month, a sour fruit of intertwined political polarization and...