Making cents of education funding

Why and how do we fund public education? There is no federal constitutional right to an education. Education is a...

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Global Scholars Academy: Students seeking to be scholars

There is a historical marker in Durham noting a segregation protest at an ice cream parlor on the site in...

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EdNC turns 2: Our theory of change

Thank you. As we celebrate the beginning of year three of EdNC, thank you for being brave with us as...

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CoThinkk: Changing philanthropy, changing communities, changing lives

If you don’t know her already, meet Tracey Greene-Washington. Tracey is a program officer at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation,...

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Understanding the election and the politics of othering

The election results are clear. People across North Carolina feel othered across any number of dividing lines. And we need them...

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Moving the needle: Our ongoing need for “knowledge journalism”

The first time I sat down and read N.C. Insight, the journal of the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public...

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The Carolina Food Summit: Plates, policy, and place

3:00pm, September 28, 2016 Just past the Old Well in Gerrard Hall on this beautiful Carolina blue sky day, our food summit...

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Living, loving, learning together: Charlotte, it’s time

I was born just three years before the landmark Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg decision. I was bused from downtown Charlotte out to McClintock...

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2016-17: Positioning EdNC to thrive

Two weeks ago, I was in rural Madison County, researching the amazing Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, which explores the nexus...

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Lessons learned from a charter school laboratory

“One of the original goals of the charter school movement, as stated in the authorizing legislation, was to ‘encourage the...

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Grit and resilience, and mothering and othering

Last Tuesday, I got a call no mother wants to receive. My 14-year-old had been attacked by a group of teenagers...

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We are all North Carolina

I love our state, and I want students across North Carolina to grow up wanting to call this state home...