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The EdNC family extends our love and support to Jack Cecil. Jack’s father, George H.V. Cecil, passed away yesterday. Jack serves on the boards of MyFutureNC and IEI, among others. He loves this state, and we are thankful for his support of our work and our leadership over too many years to count. We are with you, Jack!

In other EdNC family news, Tracey Greene-Washington, who serves on EdNC’s executive committee and board of directors, released her first book today. It’s called, “Choosing Purposeful Alignment: The Messy Middle of Transformation.” In it you will find our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which includes intentionally building “the work” into our scope of work across four dimensions: intrapersonal, interpersonal, in community, and across systems. It’s available on Kindle for .99¢ today so please take a look.

From our colleagues at NC DIT:

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so now is the time to stay vigilant and safe while online!

As a result of Covid-19 and the state’s efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy, students in North Carolina are engaged in virtual learning like we have never seen before. This increased presence online is leaving school systems, students and their families very vulnerable to cyberattacks.  Being cybersecure is a team effort, and NCDIT has just launched a new website, CybersecureNC for Schools & Students, for best practices on how everyone involved in virtual learning can protect themselves.  

And more:

The NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools 2021 Program Year is almost here! Any NC K-12 school may apply for this opportunity to receive a 5 kW solar array complete with a weather station, real-time data monitoring, a STEM curriculum and teacher training. The application opens January 2, 2021. Please help spread the word! 


These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, The 74, Education Week, The NC Tribune, The Insider, The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, WUNC, WFAE, Brookings, Education Commission of the States, and DPI’s News. A cross section of diverse sources are checked weekly and monthly. If you have an article you think needs to be included, email [email protected].

Mebane Rash

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

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