On this regular podcast, Alex Granados and other EdNC voices cover North Carolina education issues and policy.

 

How NELA prepares principals to lead North Carolina schools

Principals are second only to the teacher when it comes to impact on student achievement, according to Bonnie Fusarelli, director...

 

Wolfpack WORKS gets ready to bolster literacy efforts

WolfPACK Works is an initiative of Read to Achieve that will help K-2 teachers teach literacy skills to their students...

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What to expect for principals this General Assembly session

In the last long session of the General Assembly, principals and assistant principals received pay bumps and a new salary...

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Out of LA: A conversation with South Carolina education writer Paul Hyde

Teacher pay and school choice are important issues in both South Carolina and North Carolina, but there are differences in...

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Rep. Craig Horn looks ahead to the short session

The short session starts this week. Legislators will take up revisions to the 2018-19 budget and mostly bills that survived...

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Reflections from 20-plus years as a teacher

Mike Zimmerman has been a teacher for more than 20 years, five of them at Joyner Elementary School where he...

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The changing demographics of North Carolina, and the impact on education

Outside of metro areas, many North Carolina counties are experiencing more deaths than births Many counties in North Carolina have...

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The future of workforce preparation

Since the recession, 5.6 million jobs were lost for people without post-secondary education Only 80,000 of those jobs have returned...

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Unexpected access to high-quality educators

— Andy Baxter of the Southern Regional Education Board worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from about 2008 to 2012 to look...

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How will charter-like flexibility change North Carolina education?

In the latest episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Ann McColl, the CEO of The Innovation Project. They...

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Urban Institute’s Matt Chingos explores impact of K-3 class size reductions

In some circumstances, smaller class sizes can have a positive impact on students’ performance on standardized tests Results vary depending...

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Reaching students when they are young

North Carolina’s Smart Start program began in 1993 NC Pre-K began in 2002 Research shows that the best educational return...