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More skilled workers needed for the jobs of tomorrow: Announcing 5,000 new apprenticeships

Before he arrived at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus at NC State to announce an investment in apprenticeships, United...

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From village teacher to bridge builder, Freebird McKinney takes on State Board role

On Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, the news broke that Freebird McKinney, the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of...

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States can’t boost attainment without better serving adult learners. Here’s how.

“She used the word,” educators behind me whisper. There is a collective gasp from the audience. Andragogy. Ever heard of...

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EdNC’s Student Town Halls: ‘You are the future of democracy’

“Our priority,” said Matt Bristow-Smith, the principal of the Edgecombe County Early College, “is lifting up young people as engaged...

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Thinking about our teachers, thinking about our ‘difference makers’

“There are more than 100,000 teachers in North Carolina. We know there are effective teachers in all our communities across...

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Wonder what it’s like to visit a community college with EdNC? Join us. ‘The future is now’ at DCCC

The first thing I saw as Nation and I pulled into Davidson County Community College — also known as DCCC...

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The work and life of Mark Story reminds us, ‘This is about the students’

“Check your ego at the door,” said Mark Story at the NC Chamber’s Education and Workforce Conference in August 2019....

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How we are reaching more people who care about education

“Who cares about education in North Carolina?” This question kept rattling around in my mind as I considered how EdNC...

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On leadership of the self, the organization, and society: What I’ve learned leading EdNC

When was the last time you slowed down, stopped, took three steps back, and created the space for yourself to...

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EducationNC’s Annual Report, 2019-20

EducationNC launched on January 12, 2015 with these core beliefs: EducationNC provides citizens and policymakers with independent data, news, research,...

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EdNC turns 5: Who gives a damn about education? You do.

“The more desperately the press chases readers, the more it resembles our politics.” I read that line for the first...

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Some New Year’s resolutions for a state that gives a damn about education

Innovation often starts with a disruptive question. What is the purpose of education now, what will it be in 2040,...