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I was planning to pause EdDaily for the holidays today, but I am expecting a few things to bubble up next week that we will need to let you know about. So stay tuned and watch your inbox.

Our special thanks to the 2,268 of you who took our annual survey — an increase of 688 from last year! 42% of respondents are K-12 teachers, 22% are community college faculty, 8% work in early childcare, plus more across a wider range of roles in our ed ecosystem. Our respondents were more diverse this year — but not diverse enough — with 25% nonwhite including 15% Black. 

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EdNC prompts discussion. 66% of you discuss things you read on EdNC with your colleagues, and 40% share our articles. Remember when you share our articles (versus just liking them), you are extending the reach of our work to those in your orbit and that makes a difference.

22% CHANGED YOUR MIND because of our work, which I love so much. And to the 15% of you who went on to talk to a policymaker, you get an A+!

Only 5% of you don’t think we are providing a neutral view of what’s happening in education. In this mid-term election year, we take that as a win.

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Most of you still have a few days to go with our students before you sign off for the holidays, but I hope you get a chance to breathe and reflect over the break. From Superintendent Jeff McDaris, here is an updated playlist for you to enjoy!

The State Board of Community Colleges meets today. Here is the agenda.

Shout out to the author of our perspective today, Jake Patterson. I met Jake on our blitz of the Great 58. A public school graduate from the Henderson County Public Schools, Jake took CCP classes at Blue Ridge Community College before becoming a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC where he is researching public policy and now publishing on EdNC.


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Mebane Rash

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

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