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Hi all,

A couple of notes from the team here at EdNC. Alex Granados will be curating EdDaily for you starting on Monday through March 11. I’m out on a walkabout starting in Charlotte, then Raleigh, then Ashe County, then Buncombe County before heading down to South Carolina and Florida, and then ending back in McDowell County to take a look at some regional best practices.

This week was a big week for us, releasing our annual report to celebrate seven years of telling your stories. Thank you.

More importantly, we released our playbook for content distribution, audience growth, and engagement. Why does that matter? Our strategy and the tactics and tools can and should be be used by teachers with blogs; by schools, districts, and community colleges; by nonprofits; by media startups; by anyone or any group wanting to reach a wider audience.

I hope you can join us next week with our colleagues at IEI to talk about attainment and the workforce. Here is more information. IEI is offering scholarships.

Leslie Walden has an opening on her team for Community Relations Manager. The ideal candidate wants to be the “face of Fidelity” in the NC nonprofit community, has experience managing strategic partnerships, can work in agile teams to implement programming across all Fidelity regions and has professional or personal experience working with under-served communities. It’s a great job. Take a look.

“Blinded by the light” makes the playlist this week! Superintendent Jeff McDaris lifts up five songs each week to help breathe, reflect, and dedicate. Take a listen.

Thank you for your leadership and public service. I see you.

With love for all of you and all you do for our students, our state, our future. Mebane

These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Education Next, Vox, Governing, NPR Ed, The News & Observer and Wake Ed Blog, The Charlotte Observer, Carolina Public Press, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer, The Greenville Daily Reflector, Wilmington-Star News, The Hickory Daily Record, The Durham Herald-Sun, The Greensboro News & Record, The Lexington Dispatch, FOX Breaking News, WRAL, WUNC Radio, The Associated Press, State Government Radio, The Governor’s News, The Lieutenant Governor’s News, The N.C. General Assembly’s News, DPI’s News, The Carolina Journal, NC Policy Watch, and NC SPIN. If you have a source you’d like us to consider or an article you think needs to be included, email

Mebane Rash

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

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