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Donovan Thaxton, 11, participates in a robotics club at Haw River Elementary in Alamance County. The school is part of the state’s Restart program for low-performing schools. Photo by Kelly Hinchcliffe.

Case study: How competing news outlets teamed up to investigate education in North Carolina

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Different outlets, But Similar Goals

“Restarting Restart” video by EducationNC.
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Kelly Hinchcliffe
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Curry Bryan, right, works as an assistant principal of Haw River Elementary in Alamance County. He is pictured here playing basketball with students after school. Photo by Kelly Hinchcliffe.

Educating lawmakers

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Working as a team

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Emily Alejo, 9, works with friends at Haw River Elementary in Alamance County. The school is part of the state’s Restart program for low-performing schools. Photo by Kelly Hinchcliffe.

Collaborative reporting with results


Lessons learned

Alex Granados, reporter, EducationNC:

Kelly Hinchcliffe, data reporter, WRAL News:

Laura Lee, editor, EducationNC:


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