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EdNC’s Annual Report

EdNC’s first fiscal year ended on June 30, 2015. Whew — we made it! Thank you for your support. Thank...

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Education by our community for our community about our community

The students walked 1,046 steps from Washington GT Magnet Elementary School to Bida Manda, a Laotian restaurant in downtown Raleigh....

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Increasing seat time by providing breakfast in the classroom

In 1988, I spent some time at this nutrition clinic in Zaire, Africa. Watching malnutrition take hold of a child’s...

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GirlTrek: Join a movement with the walking warriors

  We are still celebrating Mother’s Day at EdNC.  Last Tuesday, I was in Washington, DC, for the Hope Street...

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Moore Square Magnet Middle School: Educators take note

Last Thursday, 57 educators from across the country visited Moore Square Magnet Middle School in downtown Raleigh. The tour was...

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Charter school legislation filed 20 years ago in North Carolina

What do these policymakers have in common? They voted for charter schools back in 1996: then-Senators Roy Cooper (D-Nash) now...

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EdAdvocacy 101

Much of my career has been spent trying to make sure people across the state are comfortable and confident walking...

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Rising STARs: Program for students with learning differences lights the fire

Stacy Parker-Fisher of the Oak Foundation in Chapel Hill says it all started with this premise, “What if you took...

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No longer invisible: Homeless students

My boys attended Wiley Elementary School here in Raleigh on St. Mary’s Street when they were younger. For most of...

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iPads, sheep, and solar farms: Students learn about sustainable agriculture and energy

On a Monday in November, middle school students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System received iPads. By Friday, they were out...

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The honor in being a public school kid

There is really only one thing you need to know about me. I am a public school kid. I grew...

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Señor Foust and AVID: Academics, opportunities, and relationships

I have known Henry Foust for a long time, but not as long as he has been teaching. Señor Foust,...