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Analisa Sorrells joins us from graduate school today and throughout 2022, covering child nutrition. Welcome back!

Schools and community organizations are needed to serve as sponsors for Summer Nutrition Programs in 2022 to help ensure children who have limited access to food at home get the nutritious meals they need for optimal growth, development and overall well-being. Program sponsors are eligible to receive federal reimbursement for all qualifying meals served to children.

The Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee will meet virtually today, Monday, January 18 at 3:00 pm. Here is the agenda. Alex Granados will be covering it.

The John Locke Foundation is holding a parent lunch and learn on school choice on January 19 at 11:30.

Join The Education Trust to discuss “The Power of Advocacy: Leveraging An Unprecedented Opportunity for Education Equity and Justice” on January 20 at 4pm.

Join Gene Nichol and Heather Hunt, researchers with the NC Poverty Research Fund at the UNC Law school, to discuss their new report, “The persistent and pervasive challenge of child poverty and hunger in NC,” on January 20 at 7pm.

Join the Friday Institute on January 27 at 2pm to discuss K-12 Trends that Matter for 2022.

Last summer, CREED, the John M Belk Endowment, The Hunt Institute, myFutureNC, and EdNC took part in a listening tour, visiting HBCUs across North Carolina. As home to 10% of the nation’s HBCUs, these college campuses are full of history and innovations that often go unrecognized. Join us for this webinar, where insights from the listening tour will be shared. Panelists include:

You can register here.



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

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