Thursday, July 16, 2015

Eric Guckian is leaving the Governor’s office at the end of the month and taking a position with Leadership for Educational Equity. EdNC extends our thanks to Eric for his public service.

Excellent article by Julie Ball at the Asheville Citizen-Times today on teacher assistants. 

Ann Doss Helms is covering the education beat for The Charlotte Observer again.

  • Are teacher assistants necessary?

    Asheville Citizen-Times | 07/16/2015

  • Tax cuts, schools, worker pay at issue in NC budget

    Asheville Citizen-Times | 07/14/2015

  • After a year away, critical issues for CMS are easy to spot

    The Charlotte Observer | 07/15/2015

  • Senate Votes to End Debate on ESEA Rewrite; Final Vote Expected Thursday

    Education Week | 07/15/2015

  • Senate rejects effort to give feds more say in identifying failing schools

    The Washington Post | 07/15/2015

  • Congress might finally kill No Child Left Behind

    Vox | 07/15/2015

  • What Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Think of the Senate ESEA Bill?

    Education Week | 07/14/2015

  • How to stem kids’ reading and math losses – in the summer

    The Hechinger Report | 07/16/2015

  • Using cellphones in the classroom can extend learning

    The Hechinger Report | 07/15/2015

  • Faith, Hope, and Hard Work: Reflections on Year One of Partnership Schools

    EducationNext | 07/15/2015

  • New Hanover school board tightens teacher dress code

    Wilmington Star News | 07/15/2015

  • Lack of funding for driver’s ed creates a backlog in Guilford

    Greensboro News & Record | 07/15/2015

  • Wake's 'Read and Feed' program looks to expand

    WRAL | 07/15/2015

  • Is North Carolina next in line for New Orleans-style takeovers of failing schools?

    NC Policy Watch | 07/15/2015

  • $1M in N.C. business penalties go to public school system

    Triangle Business Journal | 07/14/2015

  • Carrboro charter school to learn fate next month

    The News & Observer | 07/14/2015

  • Charter school to spend $1.2M in its opening year

    The Elizabeth City Daily Advance | 07/14/2015

  • City board members hear alternative calendar options

    The Lexington Dispatch | 07/14/2015

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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