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May 07, 2015

A Framework for Global-Education Policy

What are the policies that states need to have in place to support global education?

May 05, 2015

How to Create Actionable and Sustainable Education Policies

How can states create and implement an action plan to support education goals? Here are some recommendations based on the example of North Carolina.

May 01, 2015

Golden Rule? N.C. Senate Approves ALEC Model Bill on Gold-Standard Instruction

The bill, modeled on language proposed by the American Legislative Exchange Council, also requires students to be taught about limited government power.

February 06, 2015

Pearson, K12 Inc. to Operate N.C.'s First Virtual Charter Schools

North Carolina approved two virtual charter schools as part a four-year pilot program.

February 04, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Childhood Programs Led to Fewer Special Education Placements

The research studied the effects of Smart Start and More at Four, two programs aimed at improving the child care and preschool options for children who face social or economic challenges.

February 03, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Education Leads to Fewer Special Education Placements

Investments in Smart Start and More at Four had a direct relationship to the number of 3rd graders identified as having a learning disability or an educable mental handicap.

December 18, 2014

Cyber Schools May Soon Become Reality in North Carolina

The North Carolina Board of Education is required by the state legislature to approve to virtual charter schools this year to open in 2015 as part a four-year pilot program.

December 08, 2014

The Common Core Journey

Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.

November 20, 2014

Special Education Charter Schools Vulnerable to Funding Shortfalls

A North Carolina charter school for students with disabilities is struggling with the costs of educating those students and may soon close.

November 04, 2014

Live Election Coverage: U.S. Senate Races

Keep on top of the outcome in pivotal U.S. Senate races as the ballot results roll in Nov. 4 and throughout the following day.

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