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Busting school breakfast myths at No Kid Hungry NC’s annual conference

At No Kid Hungry North Carolina’s ninth annual NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Bristow-Smith discussed...

Task force examines community college enrollment boost

A community college task force focused on increasing enrollment in the community college system heard more details on the trend-breaking...

Here’s which NC schools and community colleges are closed or delayed

Editor’s note: This article will be updated twice a day — around 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. School district and...

Public School Forum’s top issue of 2020: Leandro

Breaking with a long-standing tradition, the Public School Forum of North Carolina eschewed its traditional top 10 issues of the...

Going back to school as a parent is tough. The cost of child care makes it tougher.

Trakeia Lynch, a Nash Community College student and parent of two, says juggling her nursing program studies with child care...

Reading instruction needs to improve. Who will lead the charge, and how?

North Carolina is on a growing list of states that are studying Mississippi’s rising reading scores and discussing how to...

How can NC recruit and retain effective teachers?

Cherelle Sanders is a multi-classroom leader at Martin Millennium Academy in Tarboro. In her first year in that role, she...

Voter’s Guide: Meet the candidates for state superintendent

With State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson seeking election as lieutenant governor of North Carolina, one thing is certain:...

Community college enrollment increasing statewide

New data shows that enrollment increased at 53 of the state’s 58 community colleges in 2019. Enrollment in the North...

With home visits, Charlotte effort boosts school readiness in a familiar setting

Natasha Curry didn’t know her 3-year-old son knew what a stop sign was. “He can barely see over his car...

State Board revamps how it works with Superintendent on contracts

The State Board of Education discussed plans to change how it interacts with the state Superintendent of Public Instruction when...

State Board task force takes on school performance grades

Will North Carolina continue to weight achievement so heavily in calculating school performance grades? Will it consider new metrics in...

State Board sends educator prep accountability plan back to commission

The State Board of Education is planning to send a weighted accountability model for educator preparation programs back to the...

Rowan-Salisbury recognized nationally as a school district to watch

Rowan-Salisbury Schools was recognized as one of six “school districts to watch” recently by Education Dive, an online publication that...

Behind one Leandro proposal: Making more children with special needs eligible for early services

Since 2014 budget cuts left the North Carolina Infant-Toddler program with 160 fewer employees, the reduced workforce is connecting more...