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The legislature is going to pass a budget this week. The Senate convenes at 9:30 a.m. The House convenes at noon. The new committee report is not up yet, but stayed turned. We expect a press release from Senator Berger’s office shortly.

While the legislature is in town, be on the lookout for votes to override other bills the Governor has vetoed during session. We will keep you posted as we know more.

The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) will hold a virtual monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m.

The North Carolina Community College Journal of Teaching Innovation (NCCCJTI) is accepting submissions due December 10, 2021.

Podcasts for the week by Alli:

Introducing – The Resilience Zone

Elijah and Gabby grew up in the same community with a lot of the same hardships. In their new podcast, The Resilience Zone, they share how resilience tools helped them overcome trauma in their own lives.

Education Beat by EdSource | Why Black parents started their own parallel school board

This episode explores how an organization empowered Black parents to create their own school board in their community.

First in Future by IEI | What NC Can Do About Hunger

Shevani Metha, Hunt Intern and NCSU Senior; Ron Dumas, UNC-Asheville and Ronnie Smith, past President of NCACC and Martin County Commissioner discuss the work of IEI’s Pilot 21 focus on hunger.

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