Monday, May 8, 2017

My journey across North Carolina begins this week with a trip to Asheville and then to Charlotte. If there are people I should meet, schools I should visit, or cultural experiences not to be missed, please email me at

This week, May 8-12, is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year’s theme is “Teachers Deliver.” The national PTA website says, “Teachers deliver so much to our students — inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures.” To participate in Teacher Appreciation Week, share a photo of you and your favorite teacher on Twitter with the hashtag #ThankATeacher.

The Schools of Opportunity Recognition Program recognizes public high schools around the nation that are creating remarkable opportunities to learn for all their students. They are accepting applications until May 15 — apply now!

The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet today, Monday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agenda is available on the State Board of Education’s website under the Meetings tab. The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend.

Each year the Public School Forum of North Carolina reserves complimentary tickets for North Carolina educators to attend the Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Gala. The event will be held on May 18, 2017, at the Raleigh Convention Center from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Forum will be honoring former North Carolina Senator Howard N. Lee. The reception starts at 6:00 PM and the dinner and program is at 7:00 PM. Complimentary educator tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis. Teachers, click here to put your name on the request list. 

  • How three schools creatively face the challenge of educating immigrant students

    The Washington Post | 05/05/2017

  • When You're Not Quite Sure If Your Teacher Is Human

    nprEd | 05/08/2017

  • Saturday science program offers eighth-graders extras, from robots to naked mole rats

    The Charlotte Observer | 05/06/2017

  • Wake Schools Going Digital

    WUNC | 05/05/2017

  • Plight of foster children taking center stage in legislature

    The Carolina Journal | 05/08/2017

  • A different tune: Unschooling families pursue their own educational path

    The Cap Times | 05/03/2017

  • Despite concessions, no end in sight to dispute between DPI Superintendent, State Board of Education

    NC Policy Watch | 05/05/2017


    Newsweek | 05/02/2017

  • The Path to Higher Education With an Intellectual Disability

    The Atlantic | 05/01/2017

These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Education Next, Vox, Governing, NPR Ed, The News & Observer and Wake Ed Blog, The Charlotte Observer, Carolina Public Press, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer, The Greenville Daily Reflector, Wilmington-Star News, The Hickory Daily Record, The Durham Herald-Sun, The Greensboro News & Record, The Lexington Dispatch, FOX Breaking News, WRAL, WUNC Radio, The Associated Press, State Government Radio, The Governor’s News, The Lieutenant Governor’s News, The N.C. General Assembly’s News, DPI’s News, The Carolina Journal, NC Policy Watch, and NC SPIN. If you have a source you’d like us to consider or an article you think needs to be included, email

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