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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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One state with many faces: myFutureNC continues work towards state attainment goal

On Friday, June 15, 2018, the myFutureNC Commission met on the campus of SAS to continue its work towards proposing...

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Ann Goodnight declared ‘North Carolina’s No. 1 citizen and leader for education for all time to come’

Last night, the Public School Forum of North Carolina convened “our education family” to honor Ann Goodnight with the Jay Robinson...

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Our need for goals, governance, accountability…and coffee

By my count, we have more than 10 state-level commissions working on education issues: myFutureNC, the Governor’s Commission on providing...

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The Belk Foundation brings leaders together, fostering civic dialogue and innovation

Last night, The Belk Foundation convened education leaders in Raleigh from school districts, nonprofits, state government, and philanthropy to think...

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myFutureNC continues its work: Changes will drive change

UNC System President Margaret Spellings posed this question to the members of the My Future NC commission: “What changes do...

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EdNC turns 3: The art of lifting up the public in public policy

Megan White Hollander, a teacher-leader-reader, texted me on Friday, “Happy three year launch-a-versary to you and EducationNC!”  Thank you. As...

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My heartfelt Thanksgiving

Hey y’all. Happy Thanksgiving. As we break bread together around tables across North Carolina, civility is on my mind. Thanksgiving...

 

Changing our mindset…literally

Over the next 12-18 months, we will travel around North Carolina. With our collection of nonprofits and initiatives — EdNC,...

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Teachers deliver

This week, May 8-12, is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year’s theme is “Teachers Deliver.” The national PTA website says, “Teachers...

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The Wilson Scholars Program: Making a difference

My grandparents lived in Lenoir. I visited often and knew the town backward and forward…from the post office to Blackwelder...

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Rural matters

This year, EdNC will take an in-depth look at North Carolina through a variety of lenses, including the lived realities...