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Our education system was ‘built around students already engaged.’ A statewide connectivity initiative could change that.

That was the question being asked and answered in a virtual, cross-sector discussion today hosted by the Friday Institute for...

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An update on what’s happening — and what needs to happen — with E-rate. And, what’s E-rate anyway?

On April 1, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) extended key E-rate program deadlines for schools due to the COVID-19...

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Our ‘homework gap’ just became our ‘school gap’ and ‘no child left behind’ just became ‘no child left offline’

This week at EdNC.org, we are going to get started answering the lots of questions you are sending us about...

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Ask & Answer | What’s the deal with emergency leave for teachers and other school personnel?

A teacher asked me what happens for beginning teachers who haven’t accrued enough sick or annual leave if they can’t...

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Ask & Answer | What we know about serving students with disabilities, AP classes, and student privacy in the time of coronavirus

You’ve got lots of questions, and we are trying to keep up with at least the beginnings of some answers....

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Ask & Answer | What about school funding and budget flexibility during coronavirus?

Readers are asking about school funding and budget flexibility. Charles Perusse, the state budget director with the Office of State...

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Connecting in crisis: Talking access to broadband, education, and faith on First in Future

We know disruption prompts systems change. Remember Katrina and the impact on the schools in New Orleans? Closer to home,...

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Ask & Answer | How to talk to children and students about coronavirus

A reader asked: “What should we say if a student or family member of a student gets sick with coronavirus?”...

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Ask & Answer | State Board chair issues guidance on personnel and school facilities during COVID-19

A reader said: “I am concerned about teacher and teacher assistant pay during these times.” Another reader asked: “During the...

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Teachers take the lead on how to make ‘learning come alive’ for students during the time of coronavirus

Today, Mariah Morris, the 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, convened more than 80 educators from...

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The future of student transfers: ‘U-turns are allowed’

Everywhere I traveled on EdNC’s blitz of all 58 community colleges, transfers came up. Transfers are about people, I learned....

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Team EdNC wins journalism awards in keeping with who we are and who we want to be

At EducationNC, we believe it is our calling to go out into our schools, community colleges, and communities every day...