North Carolina New Schools
Lessons from Texas: Building a College-Going Culture
by Nickie Rich

Lessons from Texas: Building a College-Going Culture

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

When I first learned about the study visit to Texas with my new job as a college liaison for Beaufort County Schools, I was not very excited — I had never flown on a plane and I was being a chicken. But the more I researched the school district we were going to visit — the ...

Virtual Study Visit
by Cyndi Soter O'Neil

Virtual Study Visit

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

Throughout the year, NC New Schools holds two-day study visits in three of our partner schools: Caldwell Early College, Cross Creek Early College and Wayne School of Engineering. Teachers, administrators and other education leaders are invited to visit classrooms, network with peers and experience a powerful and unique school culture where all adults collaborate

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Bringing a Teacher’s Voice to the Table
by Ben Owens

Bringing a Teacher’s Voice to the Table

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

I often think about what I would be doing if I had not decided about ten years ago to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I was, after all, in a well-paid job as an engineer with a Fortune 15 company and doing really fascinating work.

But something was missing — something I could not put my finger on

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