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Innovation

Perspective | Redefining the box: A systemic approach to retaining effective educators

Pitt County Schools (PCS) had a problem. Our teacher turnover rate for the last five years was above the state...

Perspective | The key ingredient for innovation

Is your school a learning organization? That’s a question I love to ask teacher leaders, administrators, and other education stakeholders...

Perspective | Why innovation should be central to school improvement

Innovation in the form of new ideas, new products, and new services is a prominent feature of our society today....

K-12

Court finds ‘considerable, systemic work is necessary to deliver’ on Leandro

Judge David Lee signed a consent order today that lays out a plan of action for the state to meet...

Uncategorized

Why Roanoke-Chowan Community College is on probation

In December, the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) put Roanoke-Chowan Community College on probation for...

K-12

Rowan-Salisbury looks at new K-8 school

In response to public outcry over the possible closure of Overton Elementary School, the Rowan-Salisbury School Board asked staff to...

Early Childhood

DPI defends Istation pick in final day of hearing

In the last day of a hearing on which assessment tool the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will use to...

Early Childhood

Amplify makes its case in hearing on what K-3 reading assessment tool students will use

In the ongoing hearing on which tool North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will use to measure K-3 student...

Attainment

Golden LEAF unveils GLOW initiative to bolster workforce

The Golden LEAF Foundation is launching a new grant program that will provide $5 million for grants to nonprofits and...

K-12

No new teacher pay raises — at least for now

The General Assembly came back for one day to take up business from the long session, but they adjourned without...

Early Childhood

Hearing begins on DPI’s choice of Istation to assess young readers

The long-awaited hearing on the Department of Public Instruction’s choice of an assessment tool vendor to test K-3 student reading...

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Awake58

Golden LEAF announces new initiative for those facing barriers to work

Welcome to another week of Awake58! If you were forwarded this email, be sure to subscribe by clicking here. Happy Tuesday!...

Data

Your chance to weigh in on school grades: Map it!

In October, EdNC released our latest map on school grades across North Carolina, developed by Emily Antosyk of the Friday...

Energizing NC

Telling stories through music with the NC Symphony

Mary Boone, assistant principal flute with the North Carolina Symphony, had a very important request for the group of preschoolers...

Energizing NC

Celebrating wonder with NC Science Olympiad

Dylan and Mason of Heritage Middle School in Wake Forest are waiting patiently with their self-made rocket comprised of plastic...

Awake58

We want to know what community college students think

Welcome to another week of Awake58! If you were forwarded this email, be sure to subscribe by clicking here. Hello, y’all....

Community Colleges

Join the Virtual Town Hall

In 2019, EdNC.org began holding student town halls at community colleges across North Carolina. We are showing up to have real conversations...

Teachers

An immigrant’s dream to be a teacher: Emily Francis of Cabarrus County

Emily Francis remembers first wanting to be a teacher when she was still a little girl in Guatemala. She watched...

Principals

We asked North Carolina principals a question that surprised them

Great school leaders are magnetic — they tend to attract a lot of questions. A common one is this: What...

Innovation

Perspective | Redefining the box: A systemic approach to retaining effective educators

Pitt County Schools (PCS) had a problem. Our teacher turnover rate for the last five years was above the state...

Innovation

Perspective | The key ingredient for innovation

Is your school a learning organization? That’s a question I love to ask teacher leaders, administrators, and other education stakeholders...

Innovation

Perspective | Why innovation should be central to school improvement

Innovation in the form of new ideas, new products, and new services is a prominent feature of our society today....

Friday with Ferrel

Perspective | Wrong time in history to cut back on history

With history-laden news breaking out all over, North Carolina authorities have picked an inauspicious moment to reduce American history courses...

Faith

Perspective | Sources of strength: Rural church partners with middle school to address suicide and mental health

When Smith Grove United Methodist Church learned that each week there are on average five students with suicidal ideation at...

K-12

Perspective | Curiosity over curriculum: Inside the unschooling movement

Alice Goldstein’s childhood was filled with theater, swim team, volunteering and “groovy, accepting people.” But, until the 10th grade, Goldstein...