Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yesterday, Education Week released a special report entitled, “Shaping Strong School Leaders.”  As I have talked to people across the state about EdNC’s research on the principal salary structure, I have been reminded how tough it is to be a principal.  Think about needing to be responsive to your district, the parents, the teachers, and the students.  And yet we know that great schools need great principals.  Read this report to learn more about what Education Week calls “an impossible job.”

Next week is school choice week, and EdNC will be presenting perspectives on school choice.  To get us started, here is a new report from the American Enterprise Institute, “Views from Private Schools:  Attitudes About School Choice Programs in Three States.”  

  • Special Report: Shaping Strong School Leaders

    Education Week | 01/21/2015

  • Views from Private Schools

    EducationNext | 01/21/2015

  • Judge probes if NC schools move weakens learning standard

    WRAL | 01/21/2015

  • Officials develop own grade scale that takes poverty rate into account

    The Winston-Salem Journal | 01/22/2015

  • Bill to End A-F Accountability Before It Begins Advances in Virginia

    State EdWatch: Education Week | 01/21/2015

  • State says schools grading system had to change

    The News & Observer | 01/21/2015

  • Students need time to learn and foster creativity: Bipartisan proposal would reduce federally-mandated tests to ensure greater educational opportunity for all students

    NEA Press Release | 01/21/2015

  • What are the odds that Congress actually rewrites No Child Left Behind? 50-50, Arne Duncan says.

    The Washington Post | 01/21/2015

  • Senate begins debate on education law, focuses on testing

    The Washington Post | 01/21/2015

  • D.C. launches major plan for black, Latino male students

    The Washington Post | 01/21/2015

  • U.S. test scores lag, nation leads in some negative areas

    The Washington Post | 01/21/2015

  • The buzz of an ed tech conference

    The Hechinger Report | 01/22/2015

  • CMS may change how it evaluates superintendents

    The Charlotte Observer | 01/21/2015

  • CMS to review its magnet school programs

    The Charlotte Observer | 01/21/2015

  • NC community colleges sharpen focus on graduating more students

    The News & Observer | 01/21/2015

  • Community forum Thursday on issues affecting Wake County minority students

    The News & Observer | 01/21/2015

  • Pender commissioner wants proper forethought for new school projects

    The Wilmington Star-News | 01/21/2015

  • State Board Of Education Committee To Scrutinize Charlotte Charter School

    State Government Radio | 01/22/2015

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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