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Some news before I ask a favor of you this morning.

Colin Campbell at the N.C. Tribune is reporting the following on Leandro:

With the N.C. Supreme Court soon to be in Republican hands, it’s unclear what will happen next with the pending court order to transfer funding from the state treasury to implement the court’s remedial plan for schools.

‘We’re going to continue to look at where we are legally,’ Moore said. But he raised one interesting possibility: The legislature could effectively undo the transfer of funds when it passes a new budget next year. Moore said the budget writers could look at the state agencies that receive money through the Leandro order, and ‘maybe they get a credit or offset against what they’ve already gotten by the court.'”

With that, good morning from Sylva! I had a super great day yesterday visiting with Superintendent Dana Ayers. From her first day on the job here, she has been helping me think about the need for more early child care. I am so very thankful to all of you who welcome us and help us do our job better.

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Mebane Rash

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

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