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Carolina answers call to do good, better

Heather Munroe-Blum believes innovation at Carolina is as old as the University itself. Innovation began when Carolina did, 217 years ago, with the rise of a public university predicated on the then radical notion that the public had an innate intelligence that, if unlocked, would greatly benefit the state, she said.

Why Johnny CAN read

Beaming into classrooms in North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas via webcams, literacy consultants at UNC have helped 58 teachers learn new ways to teach struggling readers in kindergarten and first grade — and helped 300 children learn to read. They are part of Targeted Reading Intervention, a program that aims to eliminate achievement gaps.