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Earth Day is year-round in our network!

Earth Day is year-round in our network!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 193 countries each yea…
Curiosity Led Learning

Curiosity Led Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is an instructional practice applicable in any area in which critical thinking is supported. There are many different models and levels of inquiry.  The common thread is …
When “Good” is Bad: a model for masterful feedback

When “Good” is Bad: a model for masterful feedback

“When a teacher says I've done something perfectly, I get scared about what'll happen if I don't do it as well in the future, and it also lets me know that I can stop caring or worrying about it, be…
Bridging the Academic Divide

Bridging the Academic Divide

Currently at West Bladen high school, in Bladenboro, NC, there are a group of students and teachers that are bridging the academic divide. Co-teaching and cooperative learning is the key to succes…
Mapping the future for rural communities

Mapping the future for rural communities

Drive across any rural town in the United States and you will find skeletons of industry past. Factories, which once employed thousands and allowed families to live a comfortable middle-class lifestyl…
Early college: the power of partnerships

Early college: the power of partnerships

One of the first lessons learned as North Carolina's Early College High School director was the misconception that all early college high schools were the same. Yes, they all focus on a target popu…
Early college then and now

Early college then and now

I chose Early College because I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to prove how smart I could actually be and to prove to myself and my family that I want to do something in life.  - Salmo Ramero, …