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Graduates: Continue to Be Trailblazers
by Sean Bulson

Graduates: Continue to Be Trailblazers

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

As I began thinking about what to say to you this evening, I thought it would be important to recognize that this week marks the 60th anniversary of the May 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the US Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Warren. That decision required an entire generation of Americans to rethink their status

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NYC Study Visit: College & Career Ready

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

The bright lights and fast-paced lifestyle of New York City are not what this Southern girl is used to seeing every day. I was so excited when my principal asked me to travel with North Carolina New Schools to New York City for the study visit.

Then reality set in as the time drew closer. It is May — my

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Revamped Meetings Make School a Learning Organization
by Ben Owens

Revamped Meetings Make School a Learning Organization

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

A colleague recently forwarded me a blog that posed the following question: “Is your school a learning organization?”  

My initial thought was how could a school not be a learning organization? But as I read further, I realized the question was really intended for the adults in the building. In fact, the premise behind the question was that many

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Student Voices: Observing Innovation in Virginia
by Imani Burwell

Student Voices: Observing Innovation in Virginia

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

As a student on the Virginia study trip, I experienced so many new things. During the trip we learned about innovative practices within Henrico County Schools, Randolph-Henry High School and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. We also were able to network with people from different school systems around North Carolina and compare and contrast how each of

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