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11/13/2020

Getting to know Superintendent-elect Catherine Truitt

Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires had a conversation yesterday with Catherine Truitt who will take up the role of State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the new year. The two talked about Truitt’s plans for her first 100 days, the long-running Leandro court case, school choice, teacher pay, and more. Take a look over the weekend here.

Update on homeschools

EdNC continues to receive updates from the Division of Non-Public Education on the number of homeschools operating across the state. We do not have access to county by county data at this point. Here is the latest count:

Number of Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School Received by the NC Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education from 7/1/2020 to 11/1/2020? 16,790

Number of Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School Received by the NC Department of Administration’s Division of Non-Public Education from 7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019? 6,220

Thank you to our school psychologists!

This week is National School Psychology Week, and the theme is ‘The POWER of POSSIBILITY.’ Learn more about the important role of school psychologists in this video and please share.

EdCorps update

If you are following the progress of NC’s EdCorps, the executive committee of the N.C. State Board of Education met, and they have added Wake and Durham counties to the inaugural cohort.

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Mebane Rash

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


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