North Carolina

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Lincoln Agnew for Education Week
Budget & Finance District Savings Are Running Dry Amid COVID-19, Putting Some Schools in Dire Straits
Some of the nation's poorest districts, many of them mostly Black and Latino, scratch to meet pandemic-driven needs with little in the bank.
Daarel Burnette II, March 23, 2021
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Valerie Bridges, Superintendent of Edgecombe County Schools in Tarboro, N.C.
Valerie Bridges, the superintendent of Edgecombe County Schools in Tarboro, N.C., has started microschools, a teacher-recruitment program, and is revamping school discipline to change the trajectory in this rural district.
Alex Boerner for Education Week
School & District Management Leader To Learn From Nurturing Talent at Home to Revive a Struggling Region
In rural Edgecombe County, N.C., Valerie Bridges is revitalizing the region with micro-schools and a homegrown teacher-development program.
Corey Mitchell, February 17, 2021
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A clean face mask on top of scattered sharpened pencils
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School & District Management Opinion We Are Pediatricians. Here's How to Reopen Schools Safely
A partnership between North Carolina school districts and pediatric researchers from Duke University offers guidance for reopening schools.
Danny Benjamin & Kanecia Zimmerman, January 28, 2021
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Teran Tease, 5, watches at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on July 21, 2020.
Teran Tease, 5, watches at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on July 21, 2020.
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Social Studies The Violent History of White Supremacy Is Rarely Taught in Schools. It Should Be
As Trump promotes 1776 project, educators say a more complete history of white vigilante justice taught in the classroom could prevent another Capitol insurgency.
Corey Mitchell, January 20, 2021
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Teresa Vazquez, a teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., remotely teaches a Spanish 1 class to students at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
Teresa Vazquez, a teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., remotely teaches a Spanish 1 class to students at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
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Classroom Technology 'No Going Back' From Remote and Hybrid Learning, Districts Say
The slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, a staffing crunch, and demand from some parents mean remote live-streamed instruction is here to stay.
Benjamin Herold, January 7, 2021
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School & District Management How America's Leaders Have Failed Educators on COVID-19
Principals and superintendents are caught between politicians’ demands, an anxious public, and experts’ contrary advice about the path forward during the pandemic. The unspoken message: You’re on your own.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 16, 2020
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Staff members from ourBRIDGE for Kids, a Charlotte, N.C.-based after-school program, package meals for families.
Staff members from ourBRIDGE for Kids, a Charlotte, N.C.-based after-school program, package meals for families.
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Student Well-Being Coronavirus Upends After-School World
With schools shut down, social distancing in place, and parents at home, after-school programs are laying off staff and switching gears to meet families' needs.
Corey Mitchell, May 6, 2020
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Students, from left to right, Deluxe Badesi, Jima Munanga, and Oliver Alimasi play back the music tracks they created in the electro hip-hop class in an after-school program for English-language learners at Burlington High School in Vermont.
Students, from left to right, Deluxe Badesi, Jima Munanga, and Oliver Alimasi play back the music tracks they created in the electro hip-hop class in an after-school program for English-language learners at Burlington High School in Vermont.
Brian Jenkins for Education Week
Student Well-Being New Breed of After-School Programs Embrace English-Learners
A handful of districts and other groups are reshaping the after-school space to provide a wide range of social and linguistic supports for newcomer students.
Corey Mitchell, March 10, 2020
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Seniors Jazmine Duff, right, and India Willis look over a document as they wait to vote early with other students from Walter Hines Page High School at a polling station in Greensboro, N.C. The field trips to the polls have spawned praise and controversy.
Seniors Jazmine Duff, right, and India Willis look over a document as they wait to vote early with other students from Walter Hines Page High School at a polling station in Greensboro, N.C. The field trips to the polls have spawned praise and controversy.
Eamon Queeney for Education Week
Curriculum How States and Schools Are Working to Grow Young Voters
States are tweaking voter registration laws for teenage voters and schools are busing students to the polls. Will these efforts help young people get in the habit of voting?
Sarah D. Sparks, March 6, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Hidden Segregation Within Schools Is Tracked in New Study
When schools reduce racial segregation between schools, racial isolation within the classes inside those schools goes up, according to an analysis of 20 years of North Carolina data.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 25, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Carolina
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Special Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of short news stories from this week.
January 21, 2020
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Law & Courts Parent Who Criticized His Son's Math Program Is Sued By Curriculum Company
In a surprising move, MVP Math is suing a Wake County, N.C., parent who has pushed the district to stop using the curriculum.
Sarah Schwartz, September 10, 2019
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Assessment Inside a Procurement Dispute in North Carolina
North Carolina officials' switch in reading-test vendors just weeks before the new school year got underway is spotlighting the often murky process of contracts and procurements for K-12 services.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 20, 2019
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