Building the future of rural North Carolina: One student, one school, one community at a time

EdNC is seeking funding to tell the story of rural districts including Edgecombe County. This EdNC-styled storyboard will give you an idea of how we would like to frame the series, profiling how regions across our state cope with situations that are diverse and complex, and the issues and opportunities that arise for students, families, teachers, school administrators, and community leaders.

Mebane and Nation

About the authors

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. Mebane attended Irwin Elementary, First Ward Elementary, McClintock Middle, and East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1990 and the UNC School of Law in 1993. At the UNC School of Law, she was a member of the North Carolina Law Review.… Read full bio »
Nation Hahn is the Director of Growth for EdNC. Nation manages the Reach NC Voices initiative for EducationNC which is focused on putting the public back in public policy. Reach uses technology and participatory design strategies to connect with North Carolinians. Prior to coming to EdNC, Nation managed digital media campaigns for a range of organizations in North Carolina and nationally.… Read full bio »
Alex Granados is Senior Reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex attended Wake Technical Community College before transferring to and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005.… Read full bio »