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From Alex: The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) met yesterday and discussed plans for four working groups to continue progress on the teacher licensure and pay reform pilot being considered by the State Board of Education. The four groups will cover advanced teaching and leader roles, student impact measures, new entry points to teaching, and new professional learning tools and structures. The groups are slated to begin meeting this month and through next month before PEPSC has to come to the State Board of Education in March with recommendations for implementing a pilot. Here is the presentation. 

Congrats to Nathan Dollar, the new director of Carolina Demography!

Applications for the 2023-24 Cohort of the John M. Belk Impact Fellowship via The Hunt Institute are open. This is an exciting, paid, 10-month opportunity for NC community college, undergraduate, or graduate students. It’s a great group of host organizations, including EdNC! Here is more information. Here is the application.

TeachingInColor Community Conversation is on Jan. 17, 2023 at 7pm. Check out @TeachInColorNC on Twitter for more information.

The N.C. General Assembly will reconvene Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

IEI invites you to Talent First Economics, the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum, on February 13 in Raleigh. Register here.

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has 90 songs on his playlist for you so far this year. Take a listen to “The Journey — A Weekly Reckoning.”

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