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    N.C. State Guidance Puts Preschoolers in Classrooms and Kindergarteners on Computers

    The beginning of the school year is coming up fast. While many parents are preparing to school their children from home in the fall, parents of preschoolers will likely have the option to send their children back to the classroom. In his research brief this week, JLF’s Dr. terry Stoops…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2020
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    Full-day kindergarten is required in NC, few other states

    According to a new Education Commission of the States report, North Carolina is one of only 13 states and the District of Columbia that requires schools to offer full-day kindergarten classes. In addition, North Carolina is one of only six states where kindergarten enrollment exceeds…
    Terry Stoops, October 13, 2016
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    Invasive Health Assessment Takes “NEXT STEP”

    Earlier this month, I wrote on the invasive health assessment form used for 5 year old kindergarten students. Last week the New Hanover School Board got a presentation from the County Manager’s Office, showing HOW this information can be used. Remember, these forms are NOT “voluntary,” but required…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, April 28, 2015