• Meet an Innovator: Joe Peel

    Meet an Innovator: Joe Peel

    Mayor on a mission to expand opportunities Chances are that few mayors in North Carolina can make the claim that they helped found a charter school. Joe Peel can. Mayor Peel isn’t just an…

  • Meet an Innovator: Tonya Head

    Meet an Innovator: Tonya Head

    Local leader helps promote Bladen initiative Tanya Head is no stranger to ambitious efforts to change education. During the mid-1990s, she was a member of one of the first assistance teams deploye…

  • Meet an Innovator: Judy Schindler

    Meet an Innovator: Judy Schindler

    To hear Judy Schindler tell it, she learned far more during her temporary assignment with NC New Schools than the other way around. “It will change the way I will look at our business when I …

  • Case Study: Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy

    Case Study: Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy

    Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy aims to ensure that students graduate with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in a 21st century economy transformed by technology and industries with a promi…

  • Case Study: Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience

    Case Study: Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience

    Located in the rural northeast region of North Carolina, the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience currently serves students from five counties in grades 9 through 11. The school …

  • Caldwell Early College High School

    Caldwell Early College High School

    In a state that leads the nation in the development of innovative early college high schools that are giving more students a good chance for success, Caldwell Early College High School stands out. …

  • Meet an Innovator: John Heilmann

    Meet an Innovator: John Heilmann

    John Heilmann gets excited talking about Bernoulli's principle and how to apply it. He can even sound cool talking about wing design and lift and how airplanes can fly. Maybe not the trendiest top…

  • District Innovation: Surry County Schools

    District Innovation: Surry County Schools

    Surry County continues to expand its college-going focus beyond the early college environment. The demand for college readiness support in Surry County is high, and district leadership is committed to…

  • District Innovation: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    District Innovation: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is taking a “blended model” approach to college and career readiness. In this model, NC News Schools is working in partnership with the National Academy Foundat…

  • District Innovation: Duplin County Schools

    District Innovation: Duplin County Schools

    Duplin County Schools is pioneering a comprehensive approach to leadership development for school principals as well as a college readiness focus at every grade level. Known as “The Duplin Promise,"…