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Homeless in Hickory

Last week, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation (which I co-founded in honor of my late wife), Clark’s Promise (a Raleigh-based...

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What could we learn from Jennings, Missouri?

The headline caught my eye, “This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids.” The Washington...

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What I learned in 2015

The Holidays are a time for family, friends, punch, finger foods, catching up on Netflix, reading articles that you meant...

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Returning to Hibriten High School

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, I made the 12-minute drive from my parents home just north of Lenoir, North Carolina...

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Adversity in our schools

Rochelle Middle School is located about 1.3 miles from the nationally acclaimed restaurant Chef and the Farmer in Kinston. It...

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From humility to hope

Mikki Sager is living proof that some people run on an extra gear. Last year alone she estimated she racked...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Find what’s in your heart

Ta-Nehisi Coates represents something rare in writing these days — a sudden celebrity based off of his words and his...

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Students as food heroes

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us are stopping to consider what we are grateful for this year. Facebook...

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A conversation about Working Landscapes

One of the great joys of traveling North Carolina with EdNC is the sheer number of organizations and individuals you meet...

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A can-do spirit

Last week, the Department of Public Instruction hosted two events, labeled SummerPalooza, in eastern North Carolina focused on feeding hungry students over...

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The Public School Forum Launches Study Group XVI

The Public School Forum of North Carolina was founded in 1986. Since that time they have built a reputation as...

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The South got something to say

Two weeks ago I was preparing to travel to Mississippi. As I went from store to store getting prepared for...