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
How one local news organization approaches the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion day in and day out
EdNC is joining other outlets in the NC Media Equity Project "to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in news and inclusion in news and public affairs information for the state’s residents." ... Read the rest
How to watch Our America: The HBCU Experience on ABC11
Can Community Colleges Be A Post-COVID Engine of Economic Recovery?
GOP pushes legislation to force NC public schools to reopen for in-person classes
During National School Choice Week, the case for anti-racism in North Carolina’s educational system