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myFutureNC blog series: The critical connection between health and educational attainment

Physical and mental health are critical to children’s educational attainment, to their success in the workplace, and to the future...

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Pathways to a high school diploma in NC

As the myFutureNC Commission prepares to present a multi-year postsecondary attainment goal for North Carolina, it will be important to...

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myFutureNC blog series: North Carolina’s thirty-six independent colleges & universities strengthen the future of our state and our citizens

North Carolina’s high school graduation rates are the highest in history – a result of years of hard work by...

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myFutureNC blog series: Advancing completion through dual enrollment

During my tenure in education, I’ve worked on a number of dual enrollment policies that allow high school students to...

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myFutureNC blog series: Opportunities for K-12 education in North Carolina

In my years as a school district leader in North Carolina, I was fortunate to witness many successes in our...

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The state of private higher ed in North Carolina

Private colleges and universities face challenges distinct from their public counterparts. For one, unlike public institutions, they are not the...

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From birth to career: myFutureNC Asheboro listening session

The myFutureNC commission held its final summer listening session in Asheboro on July 18. The commission has been tasked with...

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Reaching a postsecondary attainment goal: A multistate overview

Postsecondary education has become an increasingly critical step to finding career success. Whereas young people with a high school diploma...

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myFutureNC listening session on the Qualla Boundary: Understanding how to raise the bar regionally

On Wednesday, July 12, 2018, myFutureNC — a statewide commission focused on educational attainment — continued its listening sessions across North...

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myFutureNC blog series: Babies, brain science, and the implications for attainment

North Carolina leaders are hearing one message loud and clear: When it comes to education—whether it’s higher education attainment or third-grade...

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: A stronger nation

In 2009, the Lumina Foundation announced a national postsecondary attainment goal of 60 percent by 2025. Since then, they have worked...

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Exploring postsecondary attainment: Reaching a postsecondary attainment goal

In 2009, President Obama and the Lumina Foundation both announced national postsecondary attainment goals to draw attention to the need...