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This school district’s three early colleges meet local needs and share community bond

Community colleges began in the basements of high schools, Amanda Rhea says as she’s navigating traffic en route to one...

How a Pitt County early college cultivates success despite disadvantage

In most schools across the state, poverty is highly correlated with academic performance. But Pitt County Early College High School,...

The little early college that could: How MaST has survived its tumultuous first year

For all the positive research and outcomes that early colleges throughout the state have seen in the last decade, challenges...

How Charlotte is growing its own engineers and teachers

If he really wanted, William Leach’s son probably could have gotten into one of Charlotte’s early college high schools. Leaders...

Here’s how the Principal of the Year leads his early college in Edgecombe County

Matt Bristow-Smith, the principal at Edgecombe Early College High School and North Carolina Principal of the Year for 2019, knows...

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Students didn’t just build their futures at this early college. They helped build the school.

In a school designed to teach students to take ownership over their future, the first graduating class at Montgomery County...

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Perspective | Attainment for All: Postsecondary Pathways — The early college high school model

The early college high school (ECHS) model is a postsecondary attainment strategy with a uniquely robust evidence base of research...

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Why? Why? Why? Why are cuts to early colleges on the table?

Earlier today, EdNC’s Alex Granados and Liz Bell reported that proposed cuts by the Senate to North Carolina’s early colleges...

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Early college high schools face grim future under Senate budget plan

If a provision in the Senate budget makes it into the final spending plan for the next two years, North...

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Early college leaders plan for next year at RTI as Senate proposes defunding their schools

When Jackie Harris started her first high school principalship at Granville Early College in Creedmoor, there had been lots of...

P-TECH Early College: A model for industry, K-12, and postsecondary partnership

As Rashid Davis walks the hallways, he points to posters of his students hanging on the walls. Underneath their names...

One university, two different innovative high school models

Throughout the week, EducationNC has looked at Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS), which include early colleges, middle colleges, and other...