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Perspective | Wrong time in history to cut back on history

With history-laden news breaking out all over, North Carolina authorities have picked an inauspicious moment to reduce American history courses...

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No new teacher pay raises — at least for now

The General Assembly came back for one day to take up business from the long session, but they adjourned without...

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Perspective | Curiosity over curriculum: Inside the unschooling movement

Alice Goldstein’s childhood was filled with theater, swim team, volunteering and “groovy, accepting people.” But, until the 10th grade, Goldstein...

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Perspective | Still awaiting an all-out assault on high-poverty schools

In mid-July 2017, on the 20th anniversary of the state Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in the long-running Leandro case, I...

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Superintendent Johnson challenges State Board on Read to Achieve

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson challenged the State Board of Education on their policies related to Read to Achieve...

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Superintendent’s Istation purchase questioned at State Board meeting

State Board of Education members questioned Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s decision to sign a $928,000 contract purchasing a...

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Johnson signs new contract with Istation while stays remain on old one

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson signed a more than $928,000 contract yesterday to purchase a reading assessment tool from...

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Students lend voice to state education policy discussions

With a Tomberlin at the podium during a meeting of the State Board of Education, it is unusual for silence...

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Perspective | UNC lab schools engage students in STEM

Welcome to our monthly feature on EducationNC called the NC STEM ScoreCard, written in partnership with the NC Science, Mathematics,...

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Perspective | 2019: A recap of the year in NC education

From the controversy around reading assessment tools to the release of a court-ordered report on school funding, 2019 has been...

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Some New Year’s resolutions for a state that gives a damn about education

Innovation often starts with a disruptive question. What is the purpose of education now, what will it be in 2040,...

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Can science knock down barriers to reading proficiency and rescue Read to Achieve?

Beth Rivera felt like a rock star. She was interviewing for a teaching position in Union County Public Schools, where...