NC Children Not Reading Proficiently

RALEIGH – A new KIDS COUNT data snapshot finds that that 65 percent of children in North Carolina are not reading proficiently by the time they reach fourth grade – a key predictor of a student’s future educational and economic…

A Billion Dollars For Early Ed

With more than a $1 billion increase in funding, early care and learning was a big winner in in the spending deal announced last night by House and Senate budget writers. The headlines tell the story: A Big Funding Win…

Soft Skills Best College Major

Somehow the ability to communicate, get along with others, control emotions, self-motivate, think creatively and solve problems have come to be known as “soft skills” – a term that makes them sound nice, but unnecessary. Yet, all you have to…