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Data | 2020 Facts & Figures: Education in North Carolina

This handy guide is designed to give you quick and easy access to key data that will support you in your work to improve North Carolina’s education system. You can find more detailed charts and heat maps below, as well as links to additional resources.

Read the full report below. For additional resources, click here.

As we do every year, we have created a robust set of “Spotlights” on key programs and initiatives in North Carolina. This year’s edition includes:


BEST NC (Business for Education Success and Transformation in NC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving North Carolina’s education system. We do this by convening a broad constituency; encouraging collaboration around a shared, bold vision for education; and advocating for policies, research, programs, and awareness that will significantly improve education in North Carolina.