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1/12/2022

The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) will hold a virtual monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 a.m. The agenda is available online. The meeting will be livestreamed.

From our colleagues at NC Education Corps:

“Never forget we’re here for the students.” 

That’s how one veteran educator, now working as a reading tutor with North Carolina Education Corps, described her life-changing work.

“Remember, the first reason we’re here is to connect with students and help them not just to become learners, and thinkers, and readers—but also to encourage them as people.”

Students across North Carolina are benefiting from a new partnership between their public schools and North Carolina Education Corps. For 2021-22, corps members will support students in over 150 public schools, working part-time reading tutors for K-3 students. 

You can make a difference and change a child’s life by sharing this information. 

Participating schools are seeking applicants to step up now and provide personalized instruction to help students make up gaps in reading and grow in confidence as learners. NC Education Corps will train, equip, and coach tutors, so prior classroom experience is not essential.

Prior to the pandemic, national data showed that 36% of North Carolina’s fourth-graders could read at or above grade level. State results for the past two years show young readers in North Carolina falling even further behind due to lost instructional time and added stressors.

Students need champions to step up and meet this growing need to support students now through May 2022. To learn more and apply to become a corps member in a school near you, visit nceducationcorps.org/application.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.


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