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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

We published the results of the March 3 race here for State Superintendent on March 4 at 8:15 a.m. Link:...

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...

Rowan-Salisbury board considers school closures

The Rowan-Salisbury School Board, in an almost four-hour meeting last week, discussed consolidation of elementary schools, an updated model for...

Podcast | What it’s like for one teacher of color

Michelle Ellis is in her fifth year teaching at Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia after years teaching in elementary...