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President Biden will be in North Carolina today for a White House event on “Investing in America.” Follow @NationHahn on Twitter, now X, for the latest. He will be writing about Biden’s 2024 Student Achievement Agenda, released yesterday, which includes (1) increasing student attendance; (2) providing high-dosage tutoring; and (3) increasing summer learning and extended or afterschool learning time.

Two NC charter schools are semi-finalists in Building Hope’s impact grants. Shout out to NEATT for student empowerment and ArtSpace Charter School for education innovation! Finalists will be announced in March and winners in April.

Participate Learning, a leader in providing global education opportunities to K-12 schools, has been named a Top Impact Company by Real Leaders magazine for the second year in a row. The company is ranked #61 overall (up from #143 last year) and #3 in the social enterprise and education category.

The Rural Road Trip: Small Business Edition will be visiting community colleges across the state, and includes these stops:

Asheville-Buncombe Community College, Feb. 16, 2024

Davidson-Davie Community College, March 15, 2024

South Piedmont Community College, April 19, 2024

Montgomery Community College, May 15, 2024

Carteret Community College, June 14, 2024

Vance-Granville Community College, July 19, 2024

Here is more information, and here is how to register.

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Mebane Rash

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

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