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A Carolina Food Summit? What does it mean to connect around plates, place, and policy?

Today, we are excited to announce that EdNC, in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, Terra Vita Festival, the...

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What kind of professional development can change lives?

Professional development. Two words that bring a range of reactions — and facial expressions — to each meeting I’ve sat in with...

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“I want my teachers to listen more”

Incoming Teach for America (TFA) Corps members, local educators, students, pastors, and community members recently gathered in Kinston to discuss...

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What stock lessons tell us about teaching

Last year, one of my good friends shared a Buzzfeed article with me titled “I Teach For 7 Straight Hours...

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What happens when our kids see scary things on the news

In elementary school, one of my fellow students died in our hallway. She had an asthma attack, I think, but...

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Revolutionizing school lunch — or at least attempting to do so — by listening

Dan Giusti generated headlines in the high-end food world last fall when he announced he was leaving one of the...

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Meeting them where they’re at

“Meet the client where they’re at.” This phrase is a core tenet of providing services to individuals, particularly when these...

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Fuel for the future: Food insecurity threatens long-term mobility

Many of us think of food as soon as we think of home: traditional dishes, daily staples, favorites from childhood....

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Loving North Carolina

Loving a state, much like loving a person, requires you to bear witness to the good and the bad. Love,...

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Homeless in Hickory, continued

Life House Ministries resides in a simple white house off of Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory. If it were not...

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My favorite teacher(s)

”Mrs. Cain, I am doing better in school than I did before, but I don’t think I’m any smarter.” ”Nation,...

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Paper Tigers

What is in a name? I’ve thought a great deal about this since delving into topics which have tremendous overlap,...