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RWJF President Richard Besser speaks on building a culture of equity

Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), joined leaders of Duke University’s Sanford School...

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The rise of ‘career pathways’ and what that means for our students and our state

Last week, Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Mark Johnson and Community College System President Peter Hans visited North Wake College...

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Charter schools in North Carolina: An overview

Last week was National School Choice, a week intended as a “celebration of opportunity in education” across the country. However,...

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Filling in the blanks: Being a female minority journalist

During my freshman year at West Forsyth High School, we newbies sat with our guidance counselors and wrote up a...

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Should North Carolina break up its large school districts? Here’s what the research says.

In December, a winter storm dropped up to nine inches of snow in some parts of Wake County, causing schools to close...

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Emma Adam: The role of discrimination in health and attainment

Emma Adam, professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University, came to Duke on Dec. 5 to share...

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What do North Carolinians think about educational opportunity?

Do North Carolinians believe it’s beneficial to pursue higher education? What do they think about our state’s community colleges, public...

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Insight from the ‘president of presidents’: A conversation with David Shockley of Surry Community College

At the end of August, the EducationNC team took on the massive task of visiting all 58 community colleges in...

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How did North Carolina’s youth vote in the 2018 midterms?

As the country voted on Tuesday, high school students from North Carolina had the chance to participate in simulation elections...

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AskNC: How many people die in our jails and prisons annually?

After four staff deaths in Pasquotank Correctional Institution in 2017 and 38 inmate deaths across the state, North Carolina has seen new...

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Taking note: Community colleges and mental health

Last month, Hurricane Florence ravaged much of eastern North Carolina, including Goldsboro — home to Wayne Community College. But clinical...

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The fight/partnership for $15: How business and labor work together

“A thriving middle class is good for America. It’s good for labor, it’s good for business, it’s good for government.”...