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Looking to boost student attainment? Invest in effective school counselors

The impact of teachers on educational attainment is well-researched, and policy discussions often focus on recruiting, preparing, and retaining effective...

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Getting students in the door: Enrollment challenges and opportunities at NC community colleges

Since 2010, the North Carolina Community College System has experienced yearly enrollment decline. Despite continued efforts from the State Board...

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NAEP results are in: How did North Carolina do?

“U.S. education achievement slides backward” “A ‘disturbing’ assessment.” These are just two of the headlines you might have seen this...

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Plugging holes in North Carolina’s leaky education pipeline: Reducing summer melt in community colleges

Policy context Scholarly research shows that many students encounter formidable obstacles between graduating high school and starting college. Students face...

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28 resources on youth vaping prevention

After a surge in vaping-related lung injuries across the country, North Carolina just reported its first-related vaping-related death in Greensboro....

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How one school is building a STEM pipeline for minority students with a direct pathway to college

Nestled on the fourth floor of a downtown Indianapolis mall, Purdue Polytechnic High School is unassuming from the outside —...

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Text-in quit line for vaping subscribes more than 100 young people daily

In January, the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tobacco use prevention and cessation, launched This is Quitting. Within...

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We can’t talk about attainment without talking about race

On Aug. 20, educators, business leaders, policymakers, and philanthropists gathered in Durham for the North Carolina Chamber’s annual Education and...

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A new recipe for a school model: Innovation network schools in Indianapolis

North Carolina is no stranger to school reform efforts that grant charter-like flexibility to traditional public schools in the hopes...

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Census 2020: Here’s what you need to know about North Carolina’s hard-to-count communities

When we talk about the importance of the U.S. census, we often talk about power and money. The decennial census...

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What percentage of North Carolina’s Education Lottery money goes to education?

The North Carolina Education Lottery just had its biggest year yet. The lottery raised $708.3 million in fiscal year 2019,...

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Policy spotlights, skills trainings, and more: GRA and Florida TaxWatch host 106th annual conference

From July 21 to 24, members of the Governmental Research Association (GRA) gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida for the annual...