Friday Report – November 16, 2018

This week in #nced: NC Teachers Warned, ‘We Vote in November.’ And They Did, Helping Break GOP Supermajority; Durham’s Next District Attorney Wants to Stop Prosecuting Most Students Charged in School

When School Desegregation Mattered in Charlotte

Dorothy Counts, center, tried to desegregate Harding High School in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 1957,...

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When School Desegregation Mattered in Charlotte

Dorothy Counts, center, tried to desegregate Harding High School in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 1957, but met hostility from white classmates and parents. Photo Credit: UNC library collection.   By Keith Poston An edited version of this article appeared this week in the...

Color of Education Partnership Forms Guiding Committee

Raleigh-Durham, NC (September 18, 2018) – Color of Education, a new initiative of the Public School Forum of North Carolina, Duke Policy Bridge and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, has formed a Guiding Committee to help...

Resilience & Learning: The first year on an important journey

Training with two of the Project’s new Resilience Teams in Rowan-Salisbury Schools (Overton Elementary and Hurley Elementary) focused on trauma’s impact on learning and behavior and starting to give staff tools and resources to create change for safer and more...

Policymaker’s Education Primer 2018

Education policy involves a wide range of interconnected issues such as financing and facilities, accountability and assessment, technology and teachers, and so on. In order to make well-informed and evidence-based decisions, policymakers face the challenge of...