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The State Board of Education will meet remotely Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 and 4, for its regular monthly meeting. The agendas for this meeting and executive summaries are available online.

From EdNC’s Alli, here are your podcasts for the weekend.

The Hummingbird Stories – Ep. 7 – “Engaging justice” ft. Dr. Terrance Ruth

In this episode, Donnell and Jenny join Dr. Terrance Ruth in conversation. Ruth is a values driven and community centered leader who’s been doing incredible work with schools and communities in the triangle for the past decade. We talk all about his theory of change, human centered design, and community organizing.

What Starts Here Changes Everything – Student Engagement versus Empowerment

A frequent discussion in educator circles is how to engage students in learning, especially in a virtual environment.  There’s talk of authenticity, collaboration, and even how to make it fun.  Engagement is a critical component to get buy-in from students but what lies beyond engagement?  In this episode, you’ll hear discussion about the idea of student empowerment and what that looks like in the classroom.

First in Future: Mark Burrows on Project Empathy

The percentage of people showing “empathy” has nosedived over the past 40 years – down 48%. Four years ago, a group in Transylvania County decided to do something about it. Project Empathy has led to tough conversations about guns, racial equity, rural urban divides and other topics. Project manager Mark Burrows talks with host Leslie Bonney about what he has learned, and is learning, about the power of empathy

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Mebane Rash

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

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