This week is National Charter Schools Week

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is celebrating National Charter Schools Week 2019 this week, May 12-18. According to the website, “The theme for this year is Charter School Are… because each charter school is unique in how they serve students and families, and we all have our own definition of what charter schools mean to us.” Here is more information, and here is a video about charter schools.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Education Week will be hosting its first virtual summit with a dedicated focus on education technology and innovation. The Ed-Tech Leadership & Innovation Summit will be held on June 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET. Join editors and writers from Education Week and EdWeek Market Brief as well as ed-tech leaders and classroom teachers for a deep dive into the challenges schools are facing as they try to use technology more effectively to improve teaching and learning. Here is more information.



  • A Half-Century of School Shootings Like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland

    The New York Times | 05/11/2019

  • TECHNOLOGY COUNTS 2019: Ed Tech & Innovation: Educators Tear Through the Hype

    Education Week | 04/24/2019

  • How Are States Paying for New School Safety Measures?

    Education Commission of the States | 05/13/2019

  • School immunization and vaccine exemptions: How states stack up

    EducationDIVE | 05/13/2019

  • U.S. Schools Struggle to Hire and Retain Teachers

    Economic Policy Institute | 05/16/2019

  • The Danger Private School Voucher Programs Pose to Civil Rights

    Center for American Progress | 05/13/2019

  • Schools Question Whether They Should Keep Teaching Students to Confront Shooters

    The Wall Street Journal | 05/12/2019

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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