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Learn more about Dogwood Health Trust’s “learn” portfolio investments in 2024 here. And then here is where to engage with the team, which is the first step in applying.

Shout out to the Oak Foundation for 40 years of grantmaking! If you know young people ages 14-24 with learning differences interested or passionate about advocacy and participatory grantmaking, share this leadership opportunity with them. Application is due December 1.

The Governor’s DRIVE Task Force meets today. Stay tuned.

For nearly nine years, the Friday with Ferrel column has appeared as a regular feature of Ferrel’s work is transitioning with us into longer form, more policy-oriented analysis. Ferrel, I am thankful for your voice ongoing leadership.

From Jeff McDaris, here is your playlist heading into Thanksgiving week.

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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