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First in Future: Leslie Boney interviews EdNC’s Nation Hahn

Host Leslie Boney, Director of the Institute of Emerging Issues, sits down with our Chief Growth Officer Nation Hahn to...

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Dear Mebane

Dear Mebane, I can still recall the day we met as part of the Z. Smith Reynolds Community Leadership Council....

 

EdExplainer: What’s for lunch? Understanding school food

If I asked you to describe your own school lunch experiences in three words, would those words be mostly positive?...

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Strength, resilience, and community: Finding some light

Trauma begins when your normal life is shattered. The phone ringing, the door knocking, the scream that breaks the silence....

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Want to understand the election? Visit my people

It is time for our politicians, policymakers, and philanthropists to head to our hills. It is time for them to...

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One high school class explores change through pasta

On a crisp, fall Monday morning, nearly 20 students from Orange High School walked into award winning restaurant, Panciuto, which...

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Building resiliency ain’t easy

Building resiliency is a difficult task. People battle toxic threats and constant stressors – poverty, discrimination, inequitable access to quality...

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Teach me to taco

Tian is a thoroughly enjoyable 5th grader who loves math, science (though he says it is sometimes hard), and writing....

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The big deal about school food

During a recent speaking engagement, I asked the assembled students if they enjoyed the food in their schools growing up....

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Finding what matters for each student

What is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)? When our work around ACE’s began, few people were familiar with the term,...

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One district is combatting summer hunger by going on the road. Find out how.

This week, my Facebook news feed was full of folks snapping photos of their kids as they went off for...

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Signs of hope as a metric of success

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Rusty Hall of Old Town Elementary in Winston-Salem again. Last year, my colleague...