Thursday, January 7, 2016

The National Education Policy Center seeks to identify and recognize excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps by engaging in practices that build on students’ strengths, thereby creating engaging and supported learning opportunities for all their students. The Schools of Opportunity that they recognize will serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity. The application is open to any school serving at least grades 10 through 12, and it is due January 20.

North Carolina receives a C- in Education Week’s 2016 State Report Cards.

The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet next Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11-12, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. Here is the tentative agenda.


  • Can Schools Be Fixed? Experts on K-12 education offer their reasons for optimism and pessimism going forward.

    The Atlantic | 12/30/2015

  • 2016 Education Rankings Put States, Nation to the Test

    Education Week | 01/07/2016

  • Charter schools in NC less diverse than traditional schools, report shows

    The News & Observer | 01/06/2016

  • College degree gap grows wider between whites, blacks and Latinos: State funding is down and tuition is up since the recession

    The Hechinger Report | 01/07/2016

  • How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break

    nprEd | 01/07/2016

  • State Board of Education to vote on charter school policy

    WRAL | 01/07/2016

  • The Special-Education Charade: Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system.

    The Atlantic | 01/03/2016

  • Student Rights, Judicial Precedent and Why 2016 Could See a Profound Shift in Education Law

    The 74 Million | 01/06/2016

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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