Cyndi Soter O'Neil

Cyndi Soter O’Neil is the Senior Policy Analyst for the ChildTrust Foundation. O’Neil began her career as a high school English teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools and has spent the past 15 years working in public education advocacy, policy, and engagement. She earned degrees in education and journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and in magazine studies from Cardiff University.

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myFutureNC blog series: Start early to finish strong

My children are still in elementary and middle school, but we’ve been discussing college plans with them since they were...


The truth about neighborhood schools

It’s no surprise that respondents to a recent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools survey say they want their kids to attend school close to home....


Power of college access in rural communities

What role should schools play in improving the rural quality of life? That’s the question posed in a recent article in The...